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  • Tricia D.

    Evergreen is all about the C's: consistent, copious, Cantonese. Service is attentive and reliable here. You can count on the quality of food to be pretty good too. My extended family comes here on something like a bimonthly basis for birthdays, graduations, holidays, and other celebrations, so the family style meal suits us well. We get like 10 dishes, and most of it shows up in a span of 6.1 minutes. Thank goodness for big lazy Susan's and lightning fast waiters that pack up our leftovers to go mid-meal. I highly recommend the peking duck wraps and lobster!

    (3)
  • John P.

    Awesome service and great food. The best Chinese Food in America Must go and eat here

    (5)
  • Melody M.

    geez...why does their Picking Duck taste so GOOD?!?!?! Steamed Oysters.....mmmmMmmmMMMmm. Potstickers is a typical dish, but it's really good. Love coming here with friends and family. With more people comes more dishes. There's great service. I always order the same Chinese stuff, so there are times when I like another person's opinion. The waiters are very helpful. I just ask to suggest something. They'll tell me what was freshly delivered. HOOK it up! I like how it's a sit in nicely put Chinese restaurant. Most Chinatown places are a bit uncomfy and dirty to eat in. But it's chill in here. I like. Thumbs up to this place.

    (5)
  • Stanley L.

    I come here and get my peking duck fix, to be honest, I haven't tried alot of their other dishes, usually I just come, get an order of peking duck which I'll get the fried rice/soup/peking duck wraps which will completely fill up the two of us. they use the traditional thin wraps instead of the buns which most of chinatown and Sun Wah in argyle are using. They cut the duck skin with just the right amount of meat and they soup they make with the bones doesn't taste like the typical chinatown msg filled house special soup. Their service is friendly in a kind of way that makes you feel like they all have known you for a long time....but actually not. writing this review makes me want to go eat again...maybe tonight.

    (5)
  • Mike D.

    Best Chinese restaurant in Chinatown! Unless you are looking for fruit smoothies with tapioca...

    (5)
  • Noelle V.

    Been going here for years. Its my parents favorite Chinese restaurant and they know the menu by heart. Just make sure you speak clearly because the waiters will misinterpret what you say. For example today my parents asked for fried flounder. So when our dish came to the table we were all confused because it didn't look like fish. She said, here go "liver fog" all confused we have no idea what she said and what the dish was. Her manager had to come to our table and said, "this is salted pepper FROG!" (the waiter was trying to say river frog). Ya not what we order. What made it worse she didn't want to send it back so the waiter tried to make us eat it and tired to make us like it. Thank God the manager was there to solve our problem. The food is alright just when our order is right. It's an older restaurant; I remember this place since I was a kid. So it's dated. To the decor and the food. My mom says, "they have good customer service." Ya in your day. For people my age I suggest somewhere more hip. Unless you are with your dated parents you have no choice but go. So any one 35 and younger...don't go any one older be my guest! Enjoy the food. Hasn't changed in 20 years this is not my favorites.

    (2)
  • Marjorie F.

    It had been a long time since I ventured to Chinatown for a meal. Some of my pals from work made plans to meet here for lunch on a lazy Sunday. The restaurant was pretty empty, but shortly after we arrived folks started trickling in. Tea was served as we looked over the menu. There was a lot to choose from - your usual Chinese fare. I asked about "smelt with spicy salt" and was shown the "Chinese menu." Huh? A different menu for Chinese customers? Hey, wait a minute... When the server realized that I had ordered from a "Chinese menu" somewhere else, he got excited and exchanged the regular menus for the Chinese menus much to the concern of my non-Asian friends. After everyone relaxed we took some chances and ordered entrees we've never had before. I don't know the official names, but the smelt with the spicy salt was good. The oxtail with some kind of Chinese BBQ sauce was tender and delicious. The beef with spicy salt was also good. I know it sounds weird, but tasty nonetheless. The rest of the food wasn't anything to write home about. The service was good and the place seemed to get more crowded as the afternoon went on. I guess we stayed long enough to see the start of the dinner crowd. I would go back although I know there are a lot of other options in the area that might be just as good if not better.

    (3)
  • Ethan T.

    So I've been going to Evergreen for a few years now, and I guess it's a decent restaurant. The best thing there I would have to say is probably the lobster coated with the salty egg. Now one thing i hate that is rampant in most chinese restaurants is the fact that they have two different menus, a western and eastern menu. Being chinese I would always get the eastern menu which includes a larger variety of more authentic foods including the lobster coated in the salty egg. Besides the lobster not much else is really worth mentioning. The restaurant itself is a pretty decent size and is pretty comfortable. The service is decent and the overall ambiance is ok. Now another thing I didn't enjoy on my last visit (it was mothers day) was the fact that the place was definitely overcrowded and undermanned. The service was worse than usual and twice my mother had to get up from the meal to make room for other customers to get out, not very good planning. But overall it's a decently priced restaurant with pretty decent portions.

    (3)
  • vitaliy v.

    A Malaysian friend took myself and another friend here for a Chinese New Year dinner and, oh boy - Hello real Chinese Food, where have you been all my life!? We had a yummy soup, deliciously creamy Japanese tofu, a fried shrimp dish, some fish dish and a roasted chicken... thing. I don't know what I ate, as my Mandarin-speaking friend went ahead and ordered but it didn't matter - it was all SO GOOD! My favorite part was the bed of amazingly delicious Bok Choi the tofu and the fish sat on. How these people stand to have such delicious food as part of their cuisine is beyond me. Quick note: The place has 2 menus - don't order off of the "official" one - that's for us white people & tourists.

    (5)
  • Minh D.

    Solid Chinese restaurant. So far everything I have eaten here over the years is tasty. However the restaurant changes chefs pretty often. Most of the time they chefs are pretty well picked and can prepare good main dishes. I usually get seafood dishes such as lobster, scallop, steamed fish, etc.

    (4)
  • Jack S.

    Oh Evergreen! From the day you opened, I knew ours was destined to be a Starcrossed Love affair... I adore this place. From its consistently excellent Cantonese style cuisine, to its warm and comfy decor, if I were banished to Yelp purgatory and forced to eat at a single restaurant for the rest of my life, I would choose this place. I am so sick and tired of 'FUSION' restaurants that try to put 'a modern spin' on traditional Chinese food. Give me the traditional Chinese food, dammit! And make it good! Evergreen Breakdown: -VERY reasonably priced, particularly their Lunch menu -Excellent Peking Duck -Beef Chow Fun makes Chewing Beef Fun again! -Great Sweet and Sour Chicken -Attentive Staff -Authentic, friendly, family oriented atmosphere completes a perfect meal! So let the bougie tourists enjoy the art show at Phoenix. When I go to Chinatown, I'm chowin' down at Evergreen!

    (5)
  • Royal A.

    A nice, quiet old-school Chinese restaurant serving up some of the best food I've had down here! Went on a busy Saturday night and it was filled with Chinese families who were celebrating birthdays, family get-togethers, etc. Great atmosphere. Definitely go for the Planter's Punch before stuffing your face with wonderful BBQ Pork or crispy chicken wings. They're serious about their drinks here. The beef was of the highest quality and Mongolian Beef is something we always get. Loved the shrimp in the taro nest (which we got to take back for a friend who couldn't join us - and it kind of disappeared on the way...). General's Chicken is an old stand-by and they prepare it the way it should be done. Service was friendly and quick. Pricing was reasonable. Tell your friends. But not too many!

    (5)
  • Sandy S.

    This is a family style Chinese restaurant with no-nonsense decor and I have been a repeat customer for over 10 years.. If you go thinking you will have a great meal ordering individual dinners, think again- FAMILY STYLE. Stick to what they do best- regional seasonal specialties and stay away from the Chinese food for US tastes menu (empress chicken, etc). Talk to the waiters and tell them what you want to eat- seafood? veggies? etc... and they will oblige and bring you what is best and fresh. For those looknig for fast food- this is not a carry out/delivery sort of place.

    (4)
  • Lorena M.

    Last stop in Chicago, Chinatown. A risky move I was told since we had an 8 hr drive ahead of us but we faired very well and the food was good. This was at the very end of the main road in chinatown and when we walked in, it looked like a large family gathering was happening and this lured us in. We were seated and our server came right over and spoke english pretty well, which was helpful because were were going to order seperate meals when she told us about the dinner for 2 which had basically what we both wanted. Our meal came in 3 courses and went like this. First, our soups (I had hot & sour, he had egg drop,both good) then the appetizers which were crab rangoon, egg rolls & bbq ribs (2). Everything was good except the ribs were a bit tough. Next came the lemon chicken and shrimp/scallops with snow peas and water chestnuts in a white sauce. These dishes did not come with white rice unless you asked because after this course, you were brought a large plate of combination friend rice. The place was clean and families were coming in after churhc it looked like which is a good sign that a place has good standing with the neighborhood. I'd go back if I lived there.

    (4)
  • Judy C.

    There are not a lot of restaurants in Chicago's Chinatown that is consistent. Evergreen is my family's preferred choice. We always order the dinner for eight or ten, depending on how many family members show up and the dishes are always the same. Crispy chicken, steamed lobster, a whole steamed fish, stir fried calamari, Mongolian beef, beef chow mein, seafood chow fun and a few vegetable stir fry dishes that rotate each visit. Eight out of ten visits, the food is good. Fresh, seasoned well and hot. You will get those times when they are busy (ie., a banquet or a Saturday night in the summer) and the food will be either over or under cooked. My father in law, who I often describe as a grumpy old man who complains about the food at every restaurant complains the least at Evergreen. So, I guess that kind of sums it up. Worth a trip. Best time to visit is for lunch on a Sunday when everyone else is having dim sum elsewhere.

    (3)
  • Patsy D.

    I've been going to this restaurant for years and years. Are there places that make this dish or that dish better? Yes, of course. But for our Peking Duck Pilgramage, there is no better place. Very good service and a mix of customers makes it an enjoyable afternoon or everning for all.

    (4)
  • Mark M.

    My favorite Chinese restaurant in Chicago and I have been allot of places. We go there once a month and on special occasions. Always friendly service, allof of fresh good tasting food at reasonable prices. Never been disappointed and always leave with a smile and a very full tummy.....order off the Chinese menu for the best dishes, if you can read the wait staff will translate...bon appetite!

    (5)
  • kat c.

    We happen to stumble upon this hidden decent restaurant after the Chinatown Parade. They have a pretty good family size deals and we were able to take home left overs after wards. Service was typical as any other Asian restaurant, mediocre. However, since I am not a big fan of Chinese it's not a place I would trek the train to satiate my appetite for this type of cuisine.

    (3)
  • Jacques M.

    I visited Evergreen today just prior to the Chinese New Year Parade. The atmosphere is pretty standard for a Chinese Restaurant. I Ordered Chicken, Shrimp, and Veggies covered in curry sauce. The meal was well prepared, had a good deal of flavor and was just spicy enough. The Wanton soup was excellent also with hearty chunks of meat. I think I got the best dish of my party though. My wife ordered a noodle dish that was so-so and my friends were content but not overly impressed with their food. However, I was very impressed with the attentiveness of the server. The place was packed and our waitress still managed to be very attentive (No empty water glasses here). The only con was that they brought the dishes out one at a time and there were a few minutes in between dishes. I think she was bringing them out as soon as kitchen finished, instead of waiting for the entire parties to be ready. I felt a little guilty about having to start eating before everyone was served, but it beats eating it cold I suppose. I'd eat here again if I was in China Town, but I'm probably not going to make a special trip. I also wanted to take a moment and sort of give my take on Chinatown as a whole (not the restaurant itself). If you're a tourist don't view Chinatown as a "Must See" there really isn't much there. A few semi run down blocks of trinket stores (filled with stuff you could find at most flea markets) and some decent (not to be confused with world class) restaurants. If you only have a few days in the city your time could be better spent elsewhere.

    (3)
  • Rachel L.

    I love this place. My family and I were referred here by a Chinese co-worker. There's always a good mix of Chinese and non-Chinese customers. They make a delicious crispy skin chicken dish, and if you're there are Chinese new Year's, there's a great red bean soup to order.

    (5)
  • Harish N.

    Ask for the green menu(with real Chinese food). Had the Gold Dust Crab. Real crab for once. Was good!

    (4)
  • Char Y.

    Another average Cantonese restaurant. I came here for dinners & wedding, and i thought the food quality is actually better than Furama in case of the wedding (mass produced food).

    (3)
  • Adam W.

    We have been coming here for years and have historically loved it . . . however, lately it seems they have a new chef or have changed something in the kitchen because both the entree that I always order (General Tso) and the entree my wife always orders (Kung Pao) are both now suddenly, and regularly, inedibly hot. This happened three visits in a row so last time I took to trying to explain it to the person on the phone. There was a bit of a language barrier, and we both ended up with totally not at all spicy dishes, which was no good either. We want it spicy, just not inedible.

    (4)
  • B B.

    The restaurant was pretty empty when my group got there. We were seated and ordered right away. Then another group came in about 10 minutes after us and they were seated, given nice cloth napkins, and water right away. We had just regular napkins and we had to ask for water four times and waited for another ten minutes before they brought our water to us. By the time we got our food, the other table that came in after us already had all their food and their drinks. The food was okay, but it wasn't great. We ordered the dinner for five, so I guess that's why they only gave us five glasses of water and five fortune cookies, even though there were six of us. Honestly, I didn't see why we couldn't get another glass of water. There were two menus and one was all in Chinese. We couldn't possibly read it so we had to make the waitress read it to us. I didn't really like that as it made it so difficult for us to order and it wasted the waitress's time.

    (2)
  • Mike T.

    The last few times going to Evergreen, we were going after funerals, which is not very memorable. However, we recently went to Evergreen for a baby party, under happier conditions. The food we got was banquet style, so 10+ courses with a variety of food. The appetizer of jellyfish, 5 spice beef, roast pork, etc was good, a meal in itself. The seafood bird's nest, crispy skin chicken, veggies, etc. etc. were all pretty solid. Of course the shark fin soup was one of my favorites and I had to have 3 bowls of it. I had way too many pieces of lobster as well. By the time we made it to the fried rice and noodles, I was way too full. We were short a few people at our table so we had too much extra food to take home but I was ready to explode.

    (4)
  • Jon C.

    Pleasantly surprised. Great food and huge portions and not too expensive. Drinks are strong and the decor actually makes you feel like you are in Chinatown. First Chinese joint that I've ever seen use jalapenos in a dish making them a little more eccentric.

    (4)
  • Bonnie F.

    If you are in China Town looking for a good place to sit, and dine in this is the place to be. I gave Evergreen 3 stars because I was looking to try something new. I asked our waitress about a particular item and her English wasn't that great so I had to order your typical Mongolian Beef. Ive been to alot of Chinese restaurant and have ordered this dish many times so it takes alot to impress me. Was hoping to try something new in the heart of China Town.

    (3)
  • Stephanie H.

    Mmmmmm, lemon chicken. I enjoyed my meal here. Nothing really stood out one way or another, but it was really good food. The service was attentive, as well. A-OK is about right!

    (3)
  • Michelle L.

    I frequent Chinatown a lot and I love eating here! The waiters are nice and attentive. There's a bar, although I've don't usually order from there. I love their fried oysters! It was fresh and delish! Will continue to go back as I always have!

    (4)
  • Joslyn W.

    By far some of the best chinese food that I have tasted in a long time. The food was fresh and hot when it was delivered to my house. And it was delivered on time, which is a plus for me. The delivery man was so sweet & nice.

    (5)
  • Madelyn H.

    chinese is not my favorite kind of food, asian or otherwise, but i really liked the food at evergreen. i went for a rehearsal dinner so the awesome part about it was that i got to try a ton of dishes. and the hosts were chinese so they new not to order general tsao's chicken or chow mein. we had a super-flavorful roast chicken and duck, some delicious tofu dishes, one of which involved egg. i loved the pan-fried wide noodles - i'm sure that's not the technical term - but if you've had them you'll know what i'm talking about. loved the walnut shrimp. even the soup and side veggies were great. i kind of want to go back right now in talking about all this food. my only problem with chinese restaurants now is that they never satisfy my sweet tooth. why don't they love dessert as much as i do?

    (4)
  • shirley m.

    My sister chose this restaurant for her birthday dinner-we were NOT disappointed. Ordered the Dinner for 8 off the chinese menu, the waitress was kind enough to translate the menu and made suggestions for substitutions. Pigeon, steamed sole fish, honey pork chop, pea pod tips, black pepper ribs, fish fillet over greens, salt pepper shrimp and the FAMOUS golden dusted dungeness crab (sighhhh). Excellent flavor and really attentive service, they overheard us saying we were celebrating a bday and offered to plate the dessert we brought too! Just under $150 including a generous tip.

    (4)
  • Jacquelyn G.

    We recently ordered from here (for delivery) based on a recommendation from a friend. We're not friends anymore. Kidding... but my husband and I were pretty disappointed with the quality. We'd been craving good Chinese (for delivery, of course) and I was pretty excited after perusing the menu. We waited about an hour for our food delivery which they told us up front. We were both starving and would've loved for it to have arrived faster, but we dealt. The grease on the outside of the containers should've given me an idea of what to expect before opening them. We ordered crab rangoon, egg rolls, kung pao chicken and empress chicken. Sadly, the best part was the crab rangoon. The egg rolls were okay but they tasted different than what I'm used to, almost too rich which isn't usually how I'd describe an egg roll. My husband's kung pao chicken was much better than my empress chicken, but that's not saying much. My chicken was breaded and deep-fried which I hadn't anticipated, and maybe that's my fault for not having a good grasp on what exactly empress chicken is. I did appreciate that they at least packaged the chicken separately from the broccoli and sauce so it wouldn't get soggy. But still, it just wasn't good. It didn't have much flavor except for spice, and while I love spicy food, I also like a little flavor.

    (2)
  • Bill M.

    This is my favorite Chinese restaurant for dinner if you have a large group to please. It is at the southern end of Wentworth, one of the main drags in Chinatown. The place is always crowded, almost as packed as the fish inside the showcase aquarium. With a large gathering you can order a bunch of dishes and spin the lazy susan around, and there are menu specials where you can get a complete meal with a starter soup and a dessert soup along with several entrees and rice. The dessert soup is a bit bizarre, served warm with sweet red beans and a slimy texture that takes getting used to. I am an adventurous diner, but I'd rather get a plate of sliced oranges for the final course. This is my minor quibble, as the range of dishes is delicious. Try the sizzling beef, chow mein, and numerous seafood dishes.

    (5)
  • Janet L.

    Let me preface this by saying that you should come to this restaurant with at least one Chinese speaker (preferably Cantonese) who knows their food. That being said, I have to say that Evergreen has pretty good food at reasonable prices, and I'd definitely come back here again. I'm a temporarily displaced Southern Californian who has been spoiled by the best Chinese food you can find in the country, so I'm pretty picky about my Chinese food, and Evergreen met my standards. When my parents (who are from Hong Kong) came to help me move in, they had found out about Evergreen and we ate dinner there together. How did two Southern Californians hailing from Hong Kong find out about a Chinese restaurant in Chicago? Beats me. Anyway, they had decent food, so I went back with my friends for my birthday dinner recently. The verdict from my non-Cantonese friends: yum. It's all about ordering the right dishes. Our waiter definitely tried to suggest the Americanized "fried crabcakes" or "sweet and sour pork" dishes to me, but I just ordered dishes that my family enjoys. Bottom line: Good food at good prices, and come with someone who is Chinese.

    (4)
  • david n.

    This used to be one of our favorite restaurants in Chinatown until we got food poisoning here. Granted, it was carryout and on a Sunday afternoon but that's no excuse for it. I contacted the manager a few days later to let them know and her response was "Are you sure it was from our place?" I didn't want anything, I just wanted to let them know so it wouldn't happen to anyone else. The call was really weird and she still was not convinced that it was them that caused it. Well, never again. It happened 10 months ago and I haven't looked back. There's too many choices in Chinatown, so I'll move on.

    (1)
  • Killer B.

    NEVERGreen, as my friend calls it. We order the combination appetizer for the simple fact that my dinner companion has an itch for some shrimp toast. The platter comes sans shrimp toast. The waitress later tells us she gave us fried shrimp instead, because they were out. "Oh hi. I forgot my credit card. Guess I'll just give you this used bit of tissue instead." I recommend the Chef's Special Six Happiness to Hindus looking for a fun night out of fasting. Six Sadness. Here's what I liked about NEVERGreen. Someone has taken the time to tag the head of King Friday in the Men's Restroom stall. And good thing too. Because when you go to the bathroom afterwards you have something fun and nostalgic with you when you try to exponge yourself of the food from either end. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up on the plastic chandaliers circa 1985. I'll go back again for Miami Vice theme night.

    (1)
  • Jesse B.

    sizzling schezuan six happinessssss fortune cookies like: "You have a secret rival." I'm watching my back.

    (3)
  • Mike K.

    A good place to bring a large group of people...they serve big portions and have lots of room. The servers arent necessarily superstar material, if not customer friendly. The food was good, I had General Tso's chicken without the peppers and friend rice with chicken - something I had to pay extra for instead of replacing the free white rice they usually give out. Ugh.The Crab Rangoon sucked and they never asked us if we wanted anything to drink...except water, which they brought out at the beginning and just never seemed to get back to. I could see if they were busy, but nope, no excuse, no crowd. All I kept thinking while I waited for my water to refill is i hope Godzilla makes this stop number one on his rampage through Chinatown.

    (2)
  • Donna G.

    Good place to bring non-Chinese people, kids, groups, etc. Not too greasy, not too salty, not too dirty, and they have decent service. Plus, as an added bonus, your feet don't stick to the floor; what a pleasant surprise!

    (4)
  • Morris F.

    I've enjoyed Evergreen numerous times, most recently on the eve of Chinese New Year, when they were busier than I have ever seen them. Things were a little chaotic and service was slower than usual, but the quantity and quality of the food, as usual were just fine. We find the 'family dinners' to be especially good value because of the variety of dishes they offer at prices from around $13 to around $17 per person. We love their reasonably-priced cocktails. I don't think anybody would call this "gourmet" Chinese food, but it is tasty and plentiful. A "family dinner" for 4 will easily serve 5, or leave enough leftovers for somebody's lunch the next day. Service can seem a little haphazard, but this is not a big problem. Four stars instead of three because of the reasonable prices. Parking can be difficult, especially in winter, but there is a ramp nearby.

    (4)
  • J T.

    Visited on 9/4/10 with five others. Went with the family style meal for six, but added a seventh veg dish. Since it was not crowded, the food starting coming out pretty quick. Some of the dishes which were fair were the salted shrimp dish, spicy tofu, sweet/sour pork chops,. Filet fish w/vegs, dungeness crab with ginger/scallions were so so. Our last dish took about 30 minutes after all the other dishes had already came out. Don't recall seeing our waitress for a long period time also. After we waved her down, she finally brought out the tasteless chicken dish, which was also cold. The best part of the meal was probably the complimentary tapioca dessert given at the end of the meal. Another thing, If you ask for extra bowls of rice, they'll charge you!!!. That is very rare at a chinese restaurant. Normally, only the high end restaurants would do that..

    (2)
  • Joe S.

    Get a good head start on the night with a few of their inexpensive but all powerful tropical drinks and some dinner.

    (4)
  • Erin L.

    Ordered from here on a friday night. We ordered online through grubhub.com . It was ready a couple minutes after the scheduled time, don't mind the wait. My boyfriend said that they had the best general tsao's chicken he's ever had. Crab rangoon were good, potstickers were good and the chicken fried rice was great. I will definitely be taking the trip to china town for the amazing food. Go, experience it for yourself!!

    (5)
  • Allan C.

    Face it. In most Chinese restaurants, you'll run into a rather impatient person who doesn't speak English very well and won't understand half the questions you ask. The very best thing to do is to bring someone who speaks the dialect (usually Cantonese, but Mandarin works). All in all, when going to a Chinese place... be prepared for rude people (refer to the Chinese lady's quote from the Noodles Cafe in St. Louis review), especially if the place is busy. Not only will people be impatient, but some Asian waiters have the opinion that you don't know better (a prejudice probably born from the fact that a lot of non-asian people from back in the day of the 80's would just order General Tsao's or chop Suey... ). Either way... it's something that people will just have to deal with whenever they go to a Chinese place that they've never been to. Now for something about the actual restaurant itself! The service was rude, but in the blunt Aunt sort of way. We had a total of 15 people that we wanted to fit at ONE table, so we eventually got everyone to sit in smaller seats around a bigger tabletop that they had to roll out. They were obviously impatient with us, and "rude," (GET UP! UP UP! CHANGE SEAT!) but they got the job done. All of the dishes that we had were extremely well done. Once we finally got the ball rolling, the service went smoothly. I think one of the benefits of having a large group is that when ordering so many dishes, you get the attention of whoever's bringing in the dish for whatever requests (soft drinks... extra forks... etc...). Although many of the dishes that we had weren't the best that I've ever had, they were dishes that I haven't seen in many of the places that I frequent. Some dishes that deserve extra mentioning are the Shrimp stuffed tofu, crispy chicken, and taro tapioca dessert. The tofu, which is really a shrimp on top of Japanese style tofu, coated, and deep fried "jiao yian" style. Usually, these things are big things of tofu with some sweet/salty brown sauce, but these were bite sized morsels that were seasoned nicely with a crisp, somewhat elastic texture with a soft warm goodness inside. If that made no sense, obviously you're going to have to try some to get what I'm saying. The crispy chicken is a chicken that is... a crispy chicken! It's fried whole and is served with some five spice salt. It tastes delicious. The taro tapioca dessert is something that you usually only find in the nicer Chinese places. It's warm pudding-like dessert with tapioca and chunks of taro in it. It is a must try. This was the best Chinese restaurant experience that I've had in a long long time. Of course, one may find the service a bit on the rude side, but this is something that I've grown accustomed to and it's more of a culture thing than anything else. Regardless, this place is a must try, if you're looking for another Chinese place to become a regular at, especially if you're thinking of dragging 15 people to a dinner out. Things I've Tried: Beef and Chinese Broccoli Salt and Pepper Beef Sweet and sour pork - well made and tasty, but nothing special. Salt and Pepper shrimp - tasty fried shrimp. Do Miao - The non pea part of the pea plant :P Very tasty. Salt and Pepper cuttle fish - Fried and tasty and extremely tender. I was all over this like a fat kid on cake. Crispy Chicken - Even the breast meat was juicy and tender :) Some Lobster Dish - the lobster itself was fresh and meaty, but I never liked the way lobster is prepared in Chinese dishes in general. Just give me a steamer and some lemon. Shrimp stuffed fried tofu - You won't find this dish done as well as the one here Taro tapioca dessert - My favorite dessert at Chinese restaurants. This wasn't the best version ever, but it was still really tasty.

    (5)
  • Linh L.

    IF you're willing to eat A LOT go here. It's pretty good, but expect to spend a lot. Last time I went, I went with 5 people all together. Their regular Chinese isn't impressive but their crab claws and duck rolls are delicious.

    (4)
  • Rachel H.

    I came here when Joy Yee closed early randomly one day so I can appreciate Evergreen's being open late. I agree with everyone that this place would be best for a large group, though there were only two of us. Our dishes were good and very generously sized. Nothing too stand out, but still good. The real highlight for my companion was a pina colada with Midori in it. It turned him onto a sick, sick Midori obsession that he is still unable to shake.

    (3)
  • Tommy A.

    I need to start by saying in fairness, this review is incomplete, I need to go back with a more experimental crew and try stuff off that green "authentic" menu. I'll also say that based on my experience just the one time, it's probably 4.5 based on what we had. Need to bump up to the full 5 to help the average based on some of the completely idiotic reviews some people have of this place....... My experience, 3 of us got the dinner for 3. This includes; egg drop soup, egg rolls, crab rangoon, 3 bbq ribs, fried shrimp, combination fried rice, Lemon Chicken, Kung Pao Beef, and Shrimp and Scallops in water chestnuts and peapods. As for the starters, the egg rolls were solid, everything else was decent with the exception of the crab rangoons, this wasn't that good. As for entrees, first off, huge portions, in fact, this dinner for 3 easily would of fed 4 people, maybe even 5 or 6. As for the taste, only one mediocre one, the lemon chicken. It wasn't necessarily bad, but the lemon flavor tasted a bit like the inside of a lemon meringue pie, which everyone agreed was a bit too sweet. Then there was the fried rice, and shrimp and scallop dish, both very solid. Maybe a tad short of great, but very solid. The Kung Pao Beef on the other hand was great. A great deal of spicy hot, but not too much to make it difficult to eat (well maybe if you got overly involved with the red peppers and/or seeds). The freshness of this dish also popped, especially with the peanuts. I would not call it an exaggeration to call it far and away the best Kung Pao I've ever had. So all in all we were happy and overly full. We got a good meal at about $22 a person with tax and tip.................................. I want to add 2 things to this review. My girlfriend doesn't like to experiment with food decisions as much as I do. This review is incomplete because they have an entire menu of dishes I did not try one of. I would like to go back there after I research some more traditional Chinese dishes (the seafood ones looked especially interesting), and try them. I will also not order a set item like the dinner for 3 and pick and choose off both menus....................Finally I'd like to address the people who had problems with the service and only gave it one star. This place is quite a bit authentic, and I know we're in America, but there are some cultural differences that I believe play a factor. The rest of the world is not so obnoxious and demanding as Americans, maybe that's why they aren't as attentive. To me they were a bit aloof, but got the job done. I personally have never been to China, but have talked to many who have. Ask them what service is like in a common restaurant (not some high class place business people go to). This place does fine, and saying they have great food but they get one star cause of service is completely shortsighted. So unless you're an asswipe about service, go to Evergreen, cool place!

    (5)
  • Lyndsay G.

    Last weekend was my first trip to Chinatown and I have lived in Chicago my whole life. Sad, I know, but my girlfriend took me FINALLY. Evergreen is a place her and her family go. Now, I am not one for Chinese food, but this was damn good. We went around 530 so it was fairly empty. Walking in, you see a small bar on the left and large banquet hall. For a place in Chinatown, I thought the prices were in Yen, but, no. I was wrong, it was just expensive. We got orange chicken, some other chicken dish and chicken and rice (we like chicken). My only vice was the service: not good at all. You'd think with a place that wasn't full, we would be waited on, but all the waiters were sitting at a back table talking in Chinese. I was like "uh.. sweet? Can I get some water?" But, if you want some time to kill, its worth the wait. Plus, I would have never seen the Chinese Walgreen's down the street.

    (3)
  • Nikki L.

    I feel like I've grown up knowing Evergreen as a place to go when there's a special occasion. I remember being 3 years old running around that restaurant, looking at the lobster/crab tank and ordering virgin pina coladas. I never payed much attention to the quality of food or service until recently. It was my dad's...birthday and he had a party of 40 people on a Saturday night. The tables were setup efficiently and the food came out in a timely manner. My only complaint is their service! HORRIBLE would be an understatement. The servers were rude, they hovered over the table leaning right into your personal space and splashed water every time glasses were filled. Since we had bottles of wine on each table, you'd think they would open the bottles or put the whites on ice, but that'd be out of the question. Luckily, I had a wine key on me (I'm a bartender, not an alki) so I went around to each table and opened bottles. The manager came to my table and tried to take away my wine key, claiming it was theirs, when I told her repeatedly it wasn't, she took it away anyway. It was my dad's birthday so I didn't want to cause a scene but I was pretty annoyed. She came back 5 minutes later to apologize and gave it back, it wasn't theirs. DUH. The food was just OK, nothing great, nothing bad. I am not planning on going back here anytime soon and I am not recommending this place to anyone. Sorry Evergreen, the tradition has stopped.

    (2)
  • Greg S.

    Fantastic experience, " a field trip' for kids, went with native and had food ordered by our host: excellent presentation, revised our perception of "Chinese food". Go for sure.

    (4)
  • Roger B.

    The food here is fair at best, and some of it is mediocre or worse. Not only that, but on a recent visit they did not have several items listed on their menu. Our party was told that they weren't serving dumplings because the dumplings were still frozen! The lemon chicken was nothing special at all -- I've had much better in much smaller cities. And why did the lemon chicken have lots of pineapple chunks and not much lemon? But worst of all was the service -- the waiter was borderline argumentative. And when the oldest member of our party was served a dish he DID NOT order, the waiter essentially told him to be happy with what he got! Not a good experience.

    (1)
  • Claudia A.

    Vegetarians stay away! I went with a group of 12 people and some of us were vegetarians, a friend called the restaurant and asked them if they had vegetarian options. The hostes said yes, that's why we went. It turned out that they thought that chicken broth was vegetarian, so was fish sauce. They couldn't even assure us if the oil was vegetarian. There was literally not a single option that was vegetarian. One of my friends ended up leaving. When I talked to the hostess, she didn't seem to care and she didn't do anything about it. I had to work with the waiter, who was rude by the way, and told him to get me some steamed vegetables and tofu with sweet and sour sauce. When I got my plate, it didn't have sweet and sour souce, instead, there was a white sauce with no flavour whatsoever. The tea was good.

    (1)
  • Jennifer S.

    4.5 ok, so, i've tried mandarin/taiwanese/cantonese style food, but what is szechuan? due to my own personal curiousity, i had to make myself try something new. prices are relatively average, like any chinese neighboring places. i ordered their fried rice (combo) : it's not on the menu, it's their hidden menu which consists of bbq pork, beef and shrimp and it was no good. i give this a 3. just normal fried riced.. and jeebus! for $8, this was huuuuuuuuuge... i'll prolly post a pic or two when i have time to upload. BUT, their BEAN CURD DISH, O WOW! THIS WAS SOO GOOD... BUT THEY WERE BEING CHEAP WITH THEIR PORTIONS, AND LEFT DISAPPOINTED. IF ONLY THERE WAS A LIL BIT MORE... JUST A LIL BIT... A TEENY BIT ... MY FAVE: #602. BEAN CURD & CHINESE VEGGIES FOR $8.

    (4)
  • Debbie E.

    Went there for Father's Day with the family and plan never to go there again! This restaurant has been in Chinatown for years. The sad part is, the food is pretty good .... if they ever bring it to you! Granted it was Father's Day and extremely busy, but there is absolutely no excuse for what we experienced. First, they just packed people in wherever they could fit them! It was so crowded that the help couldn't get around the tables, let alone patrons. In hindsight, we should have left. If there was a fire, it would have been a very dangerous situation - it was that overcrowded! Once we were actually able to get the attention of our waiter and started ordering, he said at least 3 of the dishes we ordered were not available. How aggravating is that? It was only 6:30pm! We did end up ordering 8 dishes. We got one dish and some rice and then waited at least 20 mins. before the next dish came out. Long story short, 2 hours into it we had only gotten 4 dishes! Finally, we got so frustrated that we asked them to cancel the rest of the order and give us the check. Even that took 20 mins. Back to the overcrowding issue ..... the table next to us opened up and it was a round table that usually seats 8-10 people. This rude woman came in and just had to cram 16-20 people into it! They banged their chairs into our chairs trying to make us move in. It was a ridiculous situation. Worse yet, one of the waitresses was trying to help them accomplish this rather than telling them to stop! The food is not good enough to put up with this kind of treatment and there are so many other restaurants in Chinatown to chose from.

    (1)
  • r j.

    Solid authentic Chinese food. Also there is a "americanized" Chinese menu as well. Service is fair.

    (3)
  • Jessica C.

    I like it here. :) Food is authentic and the prices are very reasonable...it gets pretty busy on the weekends.

    (4)
  • Dave K.

    Went to Evergreen on the Sat. before Chinese New Year. Bad Idea. We got there and the place was packed. But, it was packed with locals. As my mother-in-law says, "They must know something." Indelicate, but probably true. There were a lot of families enjoying some of the most interesting food I have ever seen in a Chinese restaurant. I,m glad we stayed. The food was wonderful. There are many of the traditional Chinese dishes. But there are a ton of more interesting things that I need to go back and try. The flavors are full and fresh. You can order dishes that are chewy, crispy, spicy, tangy, salty, mellow, hot and chilled. My daughter and I are going to try the jellyfish. (It's about time I got back at those little buggers.) I would recommend this to anyone, families and couples. I still love going to Chinatown. It brings back memories of my childhood when we used to go once a month. It's still a great place to explore.

    (4)
  • John F.

    Do not even think of going here unless you bring a Cantonese speaker. The Chinese menu is authentically Cantonese and much cheaper than the English one. One item on both is the Crispy Chicken, which is a nice change from stir fry and a traditional wedding banquet dish. n general all is very well prepared and very tasty.

    (4)
  • PJ K.

    Not sure what the appeal is, frankly. My lunch was cheap but bland, bland, bland, and the service was lackadasical almost to the point of non-existence. In a neighborhood with few other Chinese options, maybe this place ends up looking a little better, but not here, where you can throw a rock and hit a nice lunch.

    (2)
  • Vinny The Vacuum S.

    I've been eating here since I was a kid thanks to my parents, who are loyal only to this Chinatown restaurant because they love the food here. That said, the fact that I am giving this place only 3 stars says something - that there is a world of better Chinese food out there, probably next door or down the street. I do stand by one opinion - Evergreen has the best egg rolls in Chicago; no one even comes close. The food is another story. My go-to Chinese dish is General Tso's Chicken over Lo Mien. For the past 25 years I thought Evergreen was THE place for my meal. However, one night we were turned away from Evergreen because some party had bought out the restaurant for their event. So we went next door to House of Fortune and gave it a try. The egg rolls were inferior to Evergreen but their General's Chicken blew Evergreen away. This was my epiphany because we started trying other places in Chinatown instead of automatically going to Evergreen. Bottom line is there are better places to eat in Chinatown but they'll never beat Evergreen's egg rolls.

    (3)
  • Dee W.

    Great group location - the prices have definately gone up since I was a kid (either that or I'm paying for my food now and not my parents). THeir tofu is fantastic here.

    (3)
  • Michelle W.

    A great place to go for authentic Chinese food. Not the type you have delivered on a late Saturday night while watching Jerry Maguire on TBS, but the kind you make plans for with all of your pals to actually have. The family style makes great for larger groups who want a little bit of everything.

    (4)
  • Liliana S.

    Great chinese food. Its located off the beaten path of "Chinatown" but definitely worth the extra time driving...Great choice for dinner and/or lunch.

    (4)
  • vicky y.

    one of the more expensive family-style restaurants in chinatown, entrees priced ~$3-4 above average. but, they make THE best stuffed, flashed-fried tofu. i'd suggest staying away from their cocktails though. the hostess, whom is also the acting bartender, did a pretty awful job with my bloody mary.

    (2)
  • Jennifer V.

    Evergreen was one of my favorite restaurants when I was younger, but when I went there recently, I found that there's a new owner and the food is just not as good as it used to be. It is a good location for dinner parties however. There are dinner sets you can choose and it ends up averaging to about $10 a person. The set options include a lot of seafood dishes, including my favorite spicy salty shrimp.

    (2)
  • Stephanie M.

    Evergreen is great for big parties....like huge family gatherings of 30 people. It's spacious and nicely decorated. The authentic chinese food is very good here.

    (4)
  • Howard L.

    We had yet another wonderful Chinese banquet family meal here, and I just noted to myself that it's been over 3 years since I provided my last updated review. Current owner Bing and Evergreen staff have always been reliable and consistent in providing a great, big and traditional Cantonese meal at very reasonable prices. We've had a lot of meals here over the years. Daughter also had her delightful and satisfying rehearsal dinner here last year that was a particular hit for our out-of-town guests and I did not even bother to review as it was par for the course for us here. Tonight's dinner for 10 consisted of (in no particular order): - pork broth starter soup - cold pork / jelly fish / egg roll appetizer plate - seafood in taro nest - whole steamed flounder - Chinese fried chicken - beef tenderloin - rice vermicelli and veggies - pork in Peking sauce - sauteed jalapeno shrimp - double lobster - fried rice - egg noodles - black bean dessert soup - complimentary fish-shaped mango jello with cream It was pretty busy tonight and Father's Day weekend dinners likely contributed. I'm sure we'll be back again sometime.

    (5)
  • Hannah H.

    About a 2-2.5: My co-workers and I came to Evergreen in Chinatown, as it was stated to be one of their favorite Chinese food. I was a little weary, as I haven't had such good experiences with the eateries around here :P We were seated right away, and we tried several dishes: vegetarian egg rolls (which were okay with the sweet and sour sauce); vegetable fried rice (on the bland side); sweet & sour pork (big chunks of chicken in a very sweet sauce; fried tofu (the tofu was fried, but the sauce was a bit watered down); Lo Mein Special (had pieces of chicken, shrimp, and fried noodles - I enjoyed this most out of all); and, Mongolian Beef (I wasn't really a fan of the texture of the beef; it had a spicy kick to it with the jalapeno slices, and it was a bit too salty). We were also served oolong tea and fortune cookies for dessert. Service was pretty quick and efficient, and the place was packed during the lunch rush. +Lo Mein Special

    (3)
  • Brian S.

    You want to get on a plane and fly to Bejing and order some Peking duck? Maybe you do, but why not go to Chinatown in Chicago and order the best Peking duck offering in Chicago! Good prices, good service and excellent duck.

    (4)
  • Qazi S.

    Coming here for years probably one of the best Chinese restaurants in the city of Chicago. Mongolian beef & salt n pepper shrimp my favorite. Very comfortable atmosphere.

    (4)
  • Jeffrey T.

    We've eaten since before my parents passed away. We keep coming back. The food is always fresh an that includes the meats too. It's noisy but a good noise. The service is excellent. Two thumbs up.

    (5)
  • Matt Capri Z.

    We appreciated knowing when we inquired about MSG. COMPLETE disclosure. Dishes with No MSG and no salt are available on entres only. All appetizer have MSG.

    (4)
  • Amy T.

    It has taken me so much to write this review regarding a dining experience... Traditionally, there is a dinner gathering proceeding a funeral and we unfortunately did not occupy the whole restaurant so it was still set up for business. We occupied approximately 5/7 of one half of the place (sorry no math). The other side was apparently reserved for a wedding. The boss did their part on having two polar events in the same room and had a facade set up. My low review is due to the rude staff who snapped photos to capture the happy event of a wedding with the funeral related dinner... Needless to say, my respect for the staff etiquette diminished and will not wish to come back for any planned dinner events for my immediate family.

    (2)
  • Yoly P.

    If I hadn't gone with people that had been there before I probably would not have stepped into it. It's not fancy but if you look past the decor, you will not be disappointed. Just think about how you're visiting old Chinatown. :) Went there with a 18 person party, definitely good for family dining. My favorite dishes were their Peking Duck, Walnut Shrimp, Crispy Duck Stuffed with Taro Root. The crispy duck stuffed with taro root, looks a little odd and probably sounds odd as well if you've never tried it. I think this is the dish I would recommend if you're trying to venture out of your norm. The service wasn't bad, but it did get slow towards the end of our meal because the entire restaurant was packed. But as long as you're not afraid of asking for things, you'll be fine. If you still have room for dessert, you should get the mango pudding in a shape of a fish. Having the pudding was refreshing at the end of a big meal. And well the fish shape is cute too. :)

    (5)
  • Su K.

    My family and I really like this establishment. Waiters and waitresses are friendly. Owners are really nice and the food is delicious. We love the salt and pepper smelts and orange chicken. No one else in Chinatown can prepare it as good as Evergreen!

    (5)
  • Natalie V.

    I have not had Evergreen in a while. It's crazy to say that I really loved their food because sometimes Chinese food is all the same to me. I had the best egg rolls in town here. The crab rangoon was tasty. I had a spicy shrimp plate that was not too overwhelming so it wasn't killing you to eat it even though I enjoy spicy foods. We tried the emein noodles which were soooo great! It's something that I will probably crave. The only thing I did not like at all were there fried shrimp. The batter was way too thick and it looked & tasted like it was sitting for a while, almost pre-made. Their tea is freshly made with tea leaves and not tea bags like some other joints.

    (5)
  • Kirsten H.

    I'm torn on this. The food quality is definitely 5 stars. The service is probably slightly lower and the decor a bit below that. Since we usually get take-out or delivery, I'm sticking with 5 stars for this. I could go there and eat potsticker after potsticker until my tummy burst, but all of their food is really quite good. We tried they Moy's Special and that is probably a new favorite of mine. If you go to the actual restaurant for dine-in, it is quite dated and the staff seemed to have no issue with small children playing tag in the dining room, but I guess you're probably not expecting a fine-dining experience heading here.

    (5)
  • Susie C.

    We came here for lunch after a funeral service. There weren't that many people there since it was around 230pm. We were served right away - probably because the order was already placed. The service was very attentive and nice. The food was decent.. Nothing to complain. A decent Chinese restaurant in Chinatown!

    (3)
  • Y B.

    First time eating here with friends today. Ordered the special set menu that included lobster, salt & pepper prawns, veggies with fish fillet, rice and side order of peking duck. The wait staff was very attentive and like the old school posh waiters with their waistcoats. I was pleasantly surprised the the quality of food and service. Will return.

    (5)
  • Brett B.

    Very cheap and HUGE portions. Definitely staved off our hunger for the night. Couldn't decide where to go and this seemed at the top of the list.

    (4)
  • Tenny D.

    Horrible experience. Every food we ordered had the same taste. The waitress was rude. My first and last time for sure!!!

    (1)
  • Lou C.

    Ordered delivery. Beef Fried rice - dried out and tastless. Sesame Chicken - no taste and chicken was microwaved. Egg rolls - dry, old tasting. Pop - warm, Nothing was good. Price was high, and food terrible, did not make for a good evening. In the restraunt, the food was very good. Delivered, it taste old, dried out, microwaved, It also was delivered very fast - I hope we didn't get someone else leftovers!!!! Will not order from there again.

    (1)
  • G R.

    Friendly greeting, attentive service, reasonable prices and ample portions. All and all a good experience. Happy to be able to add it to my list of we can walk here from home places. As you walk in you enter a large room, all tables no booths, no little off to the side areas, just one big brightly lit room, almost like a banquet hall, there is a small bar off to the left. They make a pretty decent Mai Tai by the way. If you're ordering more than one dish, and you want them served together, you must tell them, otherwise they serve one dish at a time, we didn't know this and didn't figure it out since the server asked my husband what he wanted, then she asked me. Seemed straight forward enough. My husband ordered bean curd (tofu) with vegetables which came up first. I ordered General Tso's Chicken and a side order of pan fried noodles, which wasn't on the menu as a side, but they gladly said no problem, not only was it not a problem they gave me a huge plate full. Which will make for great leftovers at breakfast. I love pan fried noodles with a couple of over easy eggs on them. Everything was very good, vegetables cooked to the right stage of crispness, chicken nice and crispy with just the right amount of spice. Why not five stars? A very simple fix, please get rid of the TVs. I kept trying to enjoy my dinner when something on the screen would grab my attention, oh yes that would be Law & Order, granted they did have the sound off and the captioning on, but it still was a distraction.

    (4)
  • Davin L.

    If my father, who is a Type 2 diabetic, an antisocial agoraphobic, and an EXTREMELY thrifty consumer, still manages to be a semi-regular customer here after twenty some years, it's probably for pretty good reason. Specifically, it's the giant portions of high quality food at prices even he can't pass on. The crispy skin chicken, steamed fish over Chinese greens, and soft shelled crab are all amazing and consistently delicious. Very high quality in both ingredients and preparation. Who would've thought the last joint on Wentworth would be the best? Really hoping it's somebody's birthday soon, so I can suggest coming here again.

    (4)
  • Danny M.

    Came here for a party last night and it was packer than usual because of Christmas Eve. They had our tables all ready which was nice. The service is good here and everyone is friendly. The food for the most part is okay, nothing really stands out from other places in CT. We had the 10 course meal and everything was okay. The only thing we didn't like was the seafood vermicelli, which was lacking flavor. It looked really bland and tasted that way. The quail looked good, but was a little salty. My personal favorite was the baby pea tip with dry scallop. The baby pea tips was fresh and it was probably the best I had yet. The lobster with ginger and onion was good too. I would come back here in the future because of the friendly service.

    (3)
  • Joseph H.

    Evergreen is a great place to bring your family. The food is good and inexpensive. The spicy steak/string beans was sizzling. The crab ragoon is excellent as is the orange chicken. The lazy Susan at the center of the table allows everyone to try all the dishes. Service is attentive and the food is made promptly. Overall a very good experience at a good price.

    (4)
  • Nicha K.

    We were in Chi-Town for business and craved some down-and-dirty-eat-like-the-local-ethnics-­authentic Chinese cooking. We ordered in Chinese and get some off the menu recommendations. My favorite item: Gold Dusted Crab. Hands down. The crab is covered in egg yolk and is oh-so-tasty-finger-licken good. It was pretty good and quite affordable. Pretty good in a pinch when you're in a city that you don't know. A bit of a trek though and this was our second time back and every time we always have trouble finding a cab to get home.

    (3)
  • Edward W.

    Located all the way at the south end of Chinatown this is my favorite place in the area to go and have great Chinese. The owner is always at the front counter with a friendly helpful attitude. We've eaten here a lot and the food is always great and consistent. Excellent Hong Kong Steak. If you're in Elmwood Park, their other restaurant is New Star on North Ave. Fantastic. Always ask for the waiter Chee.

    (5)
  • Roxann D.

    This place is one of my favorites in China town. Friendly service, accommodating. Large portions and great taste. A good place to sit down with friends and share. They have a bar and drinks are pretty inexpensive. Try their stuffed crab legs, they are awesome!

    (4)
  • Carm B.

    Great lunch specials. Food is consistent. I would recommend. Also good for larger parties.

    (4)
  • Edward M.

    A new favorite place to eat! I was eating at Cai and Ming Hing for quite a while and realized, man it's a ton of money and the food portions kept shrinking. So I tried somewhere else. Evergreen has been around for a decade or two. So we went for father's day (the week after) and it was about half full, a mixture of american and chinese people, some tables had both! I ordered chinese food. The food, I have no complaints about the food! Wow just well cooked flavorful food, the service is kinda your typical chinese restaurant service, though the owner said she has been trying to get them to improve. Bottom Line: Food is better here than the other two places, same price, service not as good. I go for good food over good service/price (I want all 3 though, but until I can find that, this is my new favorite place) Salt and Pepper Short Beef Rib - this is done the way it should be, lightly battered and deep fried and fall off the bone tenderness. Salt and Pepper Shrimp - When you can eat the shell, you know it's good. You can eat this shell. It's also not overly spicy like some places. Salt and Pepper Tofu stuffed w/ shrimp and egg - We had never heard of this and decided, let's try it. The tofu is that koren or japanese tofu that is in a roll, not that cubed stuff. It's firmer and they found a way to make it salt and pepper, and stuff it while keeping it all in one piece. Amazing. Try it! Baked Tofu stuffed w/ Shrimp and american broccoli - our parents don't always like spicy so they ordered this one, though they did say they liked the salt and pepper one as well haha. Probably won't be ordering this because the other one is favorable to them, but this was also good. They put egg drop soup on top of the cubes of tofu stuffed with shrimp. Odd but it was nice, added some creaminess. Honey Walnut Shrimp - One of my favorite dishes, along with salt and pepper ones as you can tell. This one is often messed up by restaurants in some way. This was done in an excellent way, and the best walnuts I have had in a long time. Often walnuts are stale, these are nice and fresh and the shrimp, oh the firmness gave it great substance. Bird's Nest (Deep Sea in a Basket) - Shrimp, Scallops, and baby bok choy in a taro basket. The ultimate failure of this in almost all chinese places is they use either non-taro, or they make it once a week and refry them, or they make both mistakes. Evergreen made neither, it was fresh 100% taro and cooked to perfection. My brother is a huge fan of this and he said it was excellent! The nest itself is crunchy and the seafood was cooked perfectly, let the stuff meld a bit and eat the nest and you get such flavor it's droolable (i made that word up). Fish Fillet w/ Chinese Broccoli - a good clean tasting dish with fresh veggies and fish. Nice and did not fall apart when eating it. Egg Plant Casserole - I don't know why we order this except that our parents like it. I did enjoy it, it's actually spicy which I did not expect. I'm not an egg plant fan by any means but I did enjoy this due to the spiciness, they didn't realize it was spicy I think. Sew Chow (Lotus Root fried w/ some mushrooms, peapods, and other veggies) oh it also comes with chinese sausage. This dish is really only good if you can get it to be nice and not overly oily and crispy That's what they did. It's a traditional casual type dish that chinese people like. If you like veggies, try it out.

    (4)
  • Colleen D.

    In China town. Food huge portions -very good. We chuckled when we found out is sister company a place we frequent regularly. The sizzling soup was very good.

    (5)
  • Marco K.

    This place is so inconsistant with the quallity of food and service ...One day its good the next time its lousy ...Carry out is even worse ...The food is never ready when you go to pick it up and there is always something missing or your given the wrong order ...If you call to complain the owner gives you an attitude which brings me to my last experience with a carry out ..I ordered szechuan stringbeans with beef ...There was litterally 3 pieces of beef in this order and all stringbeans ..THe order cost 13.00 which is not expensive but it also isnt cheap ...When I called and spoke to the owner instead of appologizing she got an attitude ...she told me "that order doesnt have a lot of beef because the market price of beef is so high "I was like are your freaking kidding me ...Your charging me 13.00 for stringbeansand telling me about the market price of beef ???? she proceeded to tell me she packs the orders and I am lying .....Now I was a frequent customer and my family also gives them a lot of business ...There would be no reason for me to call and lie...What happened to the customer is always right ???? Ive owned my own business for over 25 years and would never speak to a client that way ...Needless to say I will not longer be dining there and will also let others know about the poor customer service and more importantly the sometimes go sometimes lousy food ....They"re far to many othe chinese places with much better food ....

    (1)
  • Summer F.

    So sad to go all the way to china town for over priced mediocre food. Even worse I guess we looked like tourists because we were told we had to order from the Dinner menu even though it was lunch time. Very slow service. Really disappointed we wasted our time here.

    (1)
  • Tim H.

    They have good solid authentic Cantonese food here. If you need a place to dine in Chinatown, Evergreen is worth checking out. I have had over 30 meals here in my lifetime...this may be the restuarant I have gone to the most times in my life. Evergreen is my family's restaurant of choice for big family dinners (10+ people). I can't say it is my favorite restaurant, but it doesn't disappoint. We always get good service here as they seem to take care of regulars.

    (4)
  • Erica Z.

    Not bad, worth giving it a try.

    (4)
  • Darren F.

    i brought my family here to eat because it was my father's birthday and he wanted to try something new. it was a weekday night and the place was kind of dead.. the place seem pretty big and well organized.. we ordered salt and pepper shrimp, steamed flounder, sweet and sour pork, and Chinese spinach.. the shrimp was ok,it was lacking a little on the flavor... i don't eat fish but my parents seems to like it... the sweet and sour pork was pretty good and well balanced.. the Chinese spinach taste average like most of the restaurants in Chinatown.. the service was a little slow for being the only few customer there.. but i will give this place another try some day!

    (3)
  • C D.

    The foods here are mediocre. I really like the lobster fruit salad and the sweet and sour pork ribs!!!

    (3)
  • Ronnie L.

    My favorite Chinese Restaurant in Chicago... So the first time I came here was with an ex. We didn't know where to go so I asked some locals, "Hey, where do you guys like to eat?" and they told us 2 places, of which I can't remember the other one. I'm like, "Evergreen? That doesn't sound very Chinese..." And really, in Chinatown, I'm just kinda curious what possessed the proprietors of this restaurant to come up with the name Evergreen. I mean, that's very christmasy. I would expect German or Bavarian food or something, but Chinese food would kinda be the last GOOD thing I would expect at a restaurant named Evergreen. But it's fricken Delicious! Ya, so first off the menu is giant. I think they give you like 2 or 3 menus and honestly I have no idea what most of the stuff is, but I have managed to figure out a staple of deliciousness: Sizzling Rice Soup Yang Chow Fried Rice Crispy Skin Chicken That's pretty much heaven on the table right there. A great night in the sack with a sexy mama after that and I think I could pretty much die a happy man. Regardless, the food is top notch, but if you go on a weekend it will be LOADED house and they tend to be understaffed so the service may not be as amazing as some might expect. But if you go on a weekday night or whatever you are good to go. Anyway, check it out and I think you'll be pleased. Cheers...

    (5)
  • Chet M.

    Biggest sleeper Chinese restaurant in Chicago. And for all you Evergreen fans out there - let's keep it that way!

    (5)
  • Nichole M.

    I like everything here except for the appetizers. Every main course I've had has been delicious. This has been the Chinese restaurant of choice for my friends and I for the last 15 years. I love that they have a lazy susan at the big round tables for sharing purposes. :) A quick note on the appetizers: The pot stickers scare me; what is that unknown substance found inside? I also don't like the tast of the inside of their crab rangoons...yucky. Aside from that, everything is really good and they have some great, and exremely strong, alcoholic drinks!

    (4)
  • Adoley J.

    Some of the best Chinese food in the city. What I love about Evergreen is the food is always good. They have some of the best steamed dumplings I have ever had. HANDS DOWN. Seriously if you are not ordering dumplings, you're doing it wrong. I love their mongolian beef and the kung poa chicken as well. The place fills up pretty quickly during the dinner time rush. I love seeing all the families coming for dinner and the owner is really nice. Seriously go to Evergreen if you have never been.

    (4)
  • Shu L.

    My new favorite in Chi-town Chinatown. I'm usually hesitant to go to Chinese restaurants because I don't like greasy food laden with MSG. This time, a group of friends wanted to go there for New Year Eve's dinner and I have no other place to suggest. It turned out to be a wonderful surprise. All the dishes were great. Huge servings. I love the red bean-lotus seed soup as dessert. Good service, especially for a Chinese restaurant. Definitely going back again!

    (4)
  • Larry C.

    I have been coming here for years since I live in bridgeport and they make a few exceptional dishes that other restaurants in the area cannot match. Most of the younger people opt to go to chinatown square for more casual meals but this place is the place I go for authentic chinese food with the family. They are also very consistent with the quality of beef and freshness of the seafood, which I cannot say about many restaurants in the area. The peking duck is a standout dish. The duck is always crispy and succulent and it combines so well with the wrap, oyster sauce, and scallions. The egg rolls here are by far the best I've tried. They are robust and do not skimp on the pork. They are consistently crispy and have just the right amount of saltiness. Many egg rolls in chinatown are small and have too much cabbage but this one passes the test. Another favorite of mine is the NY T-Bone Steak. The meat is charred on the outside leaving the interior juicy. The meat is topped off with soy sauce and surrounded by chinese vegetables. It is better than some steak houses I've been to. For those who have an american taste, Evergreen will also satisfy your needs. The sesame chicken is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. This is much harder to do that it sounds as I have been sorely dissapointed with some other restaurants that serve this dish. The beef at Evergreen is usually of very high quality. Therefore, the spicy mongolian beef is another great dish to have here. The seafood here is equally amazing. I usually get the seafood basket with scallops and shrimp. The best part is the fried taro basket. You will have to try it if you haven't. Bring your family if you want great chinese cuisine. The chefs here are legit and know how to pay attention to taste and meat quality. Take it from a real chinese person who has been around the entire chinatown. You will not be let down.

    (5)
  • Dennis S.

    Another ordinary Chinatown alternative, with all the standard Cantonese and Schezwan choices. Only the shrimp kow stood out for me. Very tasty with a good portion of shrimp in the dish. Evergreen is clean with good service - not something you can say about every place in the neighborhood. It's not worth searching out, but I wouldn't avoid either. The lunch menu is very reasonably priced.

    (3)
  • Susie C.

    We came here for lunch after a funeral service. There weren't that many people there since it was around 230pm. We were served right away - probably because the order was already placed. The service was very attentive and nice. The food was decent.. Nothing to complain. A decent Chinese restaurant in Chinatown!

    (3)
  • Y B.

    First time eating here with friends today. Ordered the special set menu that included lobster, salt & pepper prawns, veggies with fish fillet, rice and side order of peking duck. The wait staff was very attentive and like the old school posh waiters with their waistcoats. I was pleasantly surprised the the quality of food and service. Will return.

    (5)
  • Howard L.

    We had yet another wonderful Chinese banquet family meal here, and I just noted to myself that it's been over 3 years since I provided my last updated review. Current owner Bing and Evergreen staff have always been reliable and consistent in providing a great, big and traditional Cantonese meal at very reasonable prices. We've had a lot of meals here over the years. Daughter also had her delightful and satisfying rehearsal dinner here last year that was a particular hit for our out-of-town guests and I did not even bother to review as it was par for the course for us here. Tonight's dinner for 10 consisted of (in no particular order): - pork broth starter soup - cold pork / jelly fish / egg roll appetizer plate - seafood in taro nest - whole steamed flounder - Chinese fried chicken - beef tenderloin - rice vermicelli and veggies - pork in Peking sauce - sauteed jalapeno shrimp - double lobster - fried rice - egg noodles - black bean dessert soup - complimentary fish-shaped mango jello with cream It was pretty busy tonight and Father's Day weekend dinners likely contributed. I'm sure we'll be back again sometime.

    (5)
  • Hannah H.

    About a 2-2.5: My co-workers and I came to Evergreen in Chinatown, as it was stated to be one of their favorite Chinese food. I was a little weary, as I haven't had such good experiences with the eateries around here :P We were seated right away, and we tried several dishes: vegetarian egg rolls (which were okay with the sweet and sour sauce); vegetable fried rice (on the bland side); sweet & sour pork (big chunks of chicken in a very sweet sauce; fried tofu (the tofu was fried, but the sauce was a bit watered down); Lo Mein Special (had pieces of chicken, shrimp, and fried noodles - I enjoyed this most out of all); and, Mongolian Beef (I wasn't really a fan of the texture of the beef; it had a spicy kick to it with the jalapeno slices, and it was a bit too salty). We were also served oolong tea and fortune cookies for dessert. Service was pretty quick and efficient, and the place was packed during the lunch rush. +Lo Mein Special

    (3)
  • Brian S.

    You want to get on a plane and fly to Bejing and order some Peking duck? Maybe you do, but why not go to Chinatown in Chicago and order the best Peking duck offering in Chicago! Good prices, good service and excellent duck.

    (4)
  • Qazi S.

    Coming here for years probably one of the best Chinese restaurants in the city of Chicago. Mongolian beef & salt n pepper shrimp my favorite. Very comfortable atmosphere.

    (4)
  • Jeffrey T.

    We've eaten since before my parents passed away. We keep coming back. The food is always fresh an that includes the meats too. It's noisy but a good noise. The service is excellent. Two thumbs up.

    (5)
  • Matt Capri Z.

    We appreciated knowing when we inquired about MSG. COMPLETE disclosure. Dishes with No MSG and no salt are available on entres only. All appetizer have MSG.

    (4)
  • Amy T.

    It has taken me so much to write this review regarding a dining experience... Traditionally, there is a dinner gathering proceeding a funeral and we unfortunately did not occupy the whole restaurant so it was still set up for business. We occupied approximately 5/7 of one half of the place (sorry no math). The other side was apparently reserved for a wedding. The boss did their part on having two polar events in the same room and had a facade set up. My low review is due to the rude staff who snapped photos to capture the happy event of a wedding with the funeral related dinner... Needless to say, my respect for the staff etiquette diminished and will not wish to come back for any planned dinner events for my immediate family.

    (2)
  • Yoly P.

    If I hadn't gone with people that had been there before I probably would not have stepped into it. It's not fancy but if you look past the decor, you will not be disappointed. Just think about how you're visiting old Chinatown. :) Went there with a 18 person party, definitely good for family dining. My favorite dishes were their Peking Duck, Walnut Shrimp, Crispy Duck Stuffed with Taro Root. The crispy duck stuffed with taro root, looks a little odd and probably sounds odd as well if you've never tried it. I think this is the dish I would recommend if you're trying to venture out of your norm. The service wasn't bad, but it did get slow towards the end of our meal because the entire restaurant was packed. But as long as you're not afraid of asking for things, you'll be fine. If you still have room for dessert, you should get the mango pudding in a shape of a fish. Having the pudding was refreshing at the end of a big meal. And well the fish shape is cute too. :)

    (5)
  • Su K.

    My family and I really like this establishment. Waiters and waitresses are friendly. Owners are really nice and the food is delicious. We love the salt and pepper smelts and orange chicken. No one else in Chinatown can prepare it as good as Evergreen!

    (5)
  • Natalie V.

    I have not had Evergreen in a while. It's crazy to say that I really loved their food because sometimes Chinese food is all the same to me. I had the best egg rolls in town here. The crab rangoon was tasty. I had a spicy shrimp plate that was not too overwhelming so it wasn't killing you to eat it even though I enjoy spicy foods. We tried the emein noodles which were soooo great! It's something that I will probably crave. The only thing I did not like at all were there fried shrimp. The batter was way too thick and it looked & tasted like it was sitting for a while, almost pre-made. Their tea is freshly made with tea leaves and not tea bags like some other joints.

    (5)
  • Kirsten H.

    I'm torn on this. The food quality is definitely 5 stars. The service is probably slightly lower and the decor a bit below that. Since we usually get take-out or delivery, I'm sticking with 5 stars for this. I could go there and eat potsticker after potsticker until my tummy burst, but all of their food is really quite good. We tried they Moy's Special and that is probably a new favorite of mine. If you go to the actual restaurant for dine-in, it is quite dated and the staff seemed to have no issue with small children playing tag in the dining room, but I guess you're probably not expecting a fine-dining experience heading here.

    (5)
  • Brett B.

    Very cheap and HUGE portions. Definitely staved off our hunger for the night. Couldn't decide where to go and this seemed at the top of the list.

    (4)
  • Tenny D.

    Horrible experience. Every food we ordered had the same taste. The waitress was rude. My first and last time for sure!!!

    (1)
  • Lou C.

    Ordered delivery. Beef Fried rice - dried out and tastless. Sesame Chicken - no taste and chicken was microwaved. Egg rolls - dry, old tasting. Pop - warm, Nothing was good. Price was high, and food terrible, did not make for a good evening. In the restraunt, the food was very good. Delivered, it taste old, dried out, microwaved, It also was delivered very fast - I hope we didn't get someone else leftovers!!!! Will not order from there again.

    (1)
  • G R.

    Friendly greeting, attentive service, reasonable prices and ample portions. All and all a good experience. Happy to be able to add it to my list of we can walk here from home places. As you walk in you enter a large room, all tables no booths, no little off to the side areas, just one big brightly lit room, almost like a banquet hall, there is a small bar off to the left. They make a pretty decent Mai Tai by the way. If you're ordering more than one dish, and you want them served together, you must tell them, otherwise they serve one dish at a time, we didn't know this and didn't figure it out since the server asked my husband what he wanted, then she asked me. Seemed straight forward enough. My husband ordered bean curd (tofu) with vegetables which came up first. I ordered General Tso's Chicken and a side order of pan fried noodles, which wasn't on the menu as a side, but they gladly said no problem, not only was it not a problem they gave me a huge plate full. Which will make for great leftovers at breakfast. I love pan fried noodles with a couple of over easy eggs on them. Everything was very good, vegetables cooked to the right stage of crispness, chicken nice and crispy with just the right amount of spice. Why not five stars? A very simple fix, please get rid of the TVs. I kept trying to enjoy my dinner when something on the screen would grab my attention, oh yes that would be Law & Order, granted they did have the sound off and the captioning on, but it still was a distraction.

    (4)
  • Davin L.

    If my father, who is a Type 2 diabetic, an antisocial agoraphobic, and an EXTREMELY thrifty consumer, still manages to be a semi-regular customer here after twenty some years, it's probably for pretty good reason. Specifically, it's the giant portions of high quality food at prices even he can't pass on. The crispy skin chicken, steamed fish over Chinese greens, and soft shelled crab are all amazing and consistently delicious. Very high quality in both ingredients and preparation. Who would've thought the last joint on Wentworth would be the best? Really hoping it's somebody's birthday soon, so I can suggest coming here again.

    (4)
  • Danny M.

    Came here for a party last night and it was packer than usual because of Christmas Eve. They had our tables all ready which was nice. The service is good here and everyone is friendly. The food for the most part is okay, nothing really stands out from other places in CT. We had the 10 course meal and everything was okay. The only thing we didn't like was the seafood vermicelli, which was lacking flavor. It looked really bland and tasted that way. The quail looked good, but was a little salty. My personal favorite was the baby pea tip with dry scallop. The baby pea tips was fresh and it was probably the best I had yet. The lobster with ginger and onion was good too. I would come back here in the future because of the friendly service.

    (3)
  • Joseph H.

    Evergreen is a great place to bring your family. The food is good and inexpensive. The spicy steak/string beans was sizzling. The crab ragoon is excellent as is the orange chicken. The lazy Susan at the center of the table allows everyone to try all the dishes. Service is attentive and the food is made promptly. Overall a very good experience at a good price.

    (4)
  • Nicha K.

    We were in Chi-Town for business and craved some down-and-dirty-eat-like-the-local-ethnics-­authentic Chinese cooking. We ordered in Chinese and get some off the menu recommendations. My favorite item: Gold Dusted Crab. Hands down. The crab is covered in egg yolk and is oh-so-tasty-finger-licken good. It was pretty good and quite affordable. Pretty good in a pinch when you're in a city that you don't know. A bit of a trek though and this was our second time back and every time we always have trouble finding a cab to get home.

    (3)
  • Edward W.

    Located all the way at the south end of Chinatown this is my favorite place in the area to go and have great Chinese. The owner is always at the front counter with a friendly helpful attitude. We've eaten here a lot and the food is always great and consistent. Excellent Hong Kong Steak. If you're in Elmwood Park, their other restaurant is New Star on North Ave. Fantastic. Always ask for the waiter Chee.

    (5)
  • Roxann D.

    This place is one of my favorites in China town. Friendly service, accommodating. Large portions and great taste. A good place to sit down with friends and share. They have a bar and drinks are pretty inexpensive. Try their stuffed crab legs, they are awesome!

    (4)
  • Carm B.

    Great lunch specials. Food is consistent. I would recommend. Also good for larger parties.

    (4)
  • Colleen D.

    In China town. Food huge portions -very good. We chuckled when we found out is sister company a place we frequent regularly. The sizzling soup was very good.

    (5)
  • Edward M.

    A new favorite place to eat! I was eating at Cai and Ming Hing for quite a while and realized, man it's a ton of money and the food portions kept shrinking. So I tried somewhere else. Evergreen has been around for a decade or two. So we went for father's day (the week after) and it was about half full, a mixture of american and chinese people, some tables had both! I ordered chinese food. The food, I have no complaints about the food! Wow just well cooked flavorful food, the service is kinda your typical chinese restaurant service, though the owner said she has been trying to get them to improve. Bottom Line: Food is better here than the other two places, same price, service not as good. I go for good food over good service/price (I want all 3 though, but until I can find that, this is my new favorite place) Salt and Pepper Short Beef Rib - this is done the way it should be, lightly battered and deep fried and fall off the bone tenderness. Salt and Pepper Shrimp - When you can eat the shell, you know it's good. You can eat this shell. It's also not overly spicy like some places. Salt and Pepper Tofu stuffed w/ shrimp and egg - We had never heard of this and decided, let's try it. The tofu is that koren or japanese tofu that is in a roll, not that cubed stuff. It's firmer and they found a way to make it salt and pepper, and stuff it while keeping it all in one piece. Amazing. Try it! Baked Tofu stuffed w/ Shrimp and american broccoli - our parents don't always like spicy so they ordered this one, though they did say they liked the salt and pepper one as well haha. Probably won't be ordering this because the other one is favorable to them, but this was also good. They put egg drop soup on top of the cubes of tofu stuffed with shrimp. Odd but it was nice, added some creaminess. Honey Walnut Shrimp - One of my favorite dishes, along with salt and pepper ones as you can tell. This one is often messed up by restaurants in some way. This was done in an excellent way, and the best walnuts I have had in a long time. Often walnuts are stale, these are nice and fresh and the shrimp, oh the firmness gave it great substance. Bird's Nest (Deep Sea in a Basket) - Shrimp, Scallops, and baby bok choy in a taro basket. The ultimate failure of this in almost all chinese places is they use either non-taro, or they make it once a week and refry them, or they make both mistakes. Evergreen made neither, it was fresh 100% taro and cooked to perfection. My brother is a huge fan of this and he said it was excellent! The nest itself is crunchy and the seafood was cooked perfectly, let the stuff meld a bit and eat the nest and you get such flavor it's droolable (i made that word up). Fish Fillet w/ Chinese Broccoli - a good clean tasting dish with fresh veggies and fish. Nice and did not fall apart when eating it. Egg Plant Casserole - I don't know why we order this except that our parents like it. I did enjoy it, it's actually spicy which I did not expect. I'm not an egg plant fan by any means but I did enjoy this due to the spiciness, they didn't realize it was spicy I think. Sew Chow (Lotus Root fried w/ some mushrooms, peapods, and other veggies) oh it also comes with chinese sausage. This dish is really only good if you can get it to be nice and not overly oily and crispy That's what they did. It's a traditional casual type dish that chinese people like. If you like veggies, try it out.

    (4)
  • Marco K.

    This place is so inconsistant with the quallity of food and service ...One day its good the next time its lousy ...Carry out is even worse ...The food is never ready when you go to pick it up and there is always something missing or your given the wrong order ...If you call to complain the owner gives you an attitude which brings me to my last experience with a carry out ..I ordered szechuan stringbeans with beef ...There was litterally 3 pieces of beef in this order and all stringbeans ..THe order cost 13.00 which is not expensive but it also isnt cheap ...When I called and spoke to the owner instead of appologizing she got an attitude ...she told me "that order doesnt have a lot of beef because the market price of beef is so high "I was like are your freaking kidding me ...Your charging me 13.00 for stringbeansand telling me about the market price of beef ???? she proceeded to tell me she packs the orders and I am lying .....Now I was a frequent customer and my family also gives them a lot of business ...There would be no reason for me to call and lie...What happened to the customer is always right ???? Ive owned my own business for over 25 years and would never speak to a client that way ...Needless to say I will not longer be dining there and will also let others know about the poor customer service and more importantly the sometimes go sometimes lousy food ....They"re far to many othe chinese places with much better food ....

    (1)
  • Summer F.

    So sad to go all the way to china town for over priced mediocre food. Even worse I guess we looked like tourists because we were told we had to order from the Dinner menu even though it was lunch time. Very slow service. Really disappointed we wasted our time here.

    (1)
  • Tim H.

    They have good solid authentic Cantonese food here. If you need a place to dine in Chinatown, Evergreen is worth checking out. I have had over 30 meals here in my lifetime...this may be the restuarant I have gone to the most times in my life. Evergreen is my family's restaurant of choice for big family dinners (10+ people). I can't say it is my favorite restaurant, but it doesn't disappoint. We always get good service here as they seem to take care of regulars.

    (4)
  • Erica Z.

    Not bad, worth giving it a try.

    (4)
  • Darren F.

    i brought my family here to eat because it was my father's birthday and he wanted to try something new. it was a weekday night and the place was kind of dead.. the place seem pretty big and well organized.. we ordered salt and pepper shrimp, steamed flounder, sweet and sour pork, and Chinese spinach.. the shrimp was ok,it was lacking a little on the flavor... i don't eat fish but my parents seems to like it... the sweet and sour pork was pretty good and well balanced.. the Chinese spinach taste average like most of the restaurants in Chinatown.. the service was a little slow for being the only few customer there.. but i will give this place another try some day!

    (3)
  • C D.

    The foods here are mediocre. I really like the lobster fruit salad and the sweet and sour pork ribs!!!

    (3)
  • Ronnie L.

    My favorite Chinese Restaurant in Chicago... So the first time I came here was with an ex. We didn't know where to go so I asked some locals, "Hey, where do you guys like to eat?" and they told us 2 places, of which I can't remember the other one. I'm like, "Evergreen? That doesn't sound very Chinese..." And really, in Chinatown, I'm just kinda curious what possessed the proprietors of this restaurant to come up with the name Evergreen. I mean, that's very christmasy. I would expect German or Bavarian food or something, but Chinese food would kinda be the last GOOD thing I would expect at a restaurant named Evergreen. But it's fricken Delicious! Ya, so first off the menu is giant. I think they give you like 2 or 3 menus and honestly I have no idea what most of the stuff is, but I have managed to figure out a staple of deliciousness: Sizzling Rice Soup Yang Chow Fried Rice Crispy Skin Chicken That's pretty much heaven on the table right there. A great night in the sack with a sexy mama after that and I think I could pretty much die a happy man. Regardless, the food is top notch, but if you go on a weekend it will be LOADED house and they tend to be understaffed so the service may not be as amazing as some might expect. But if you go on a weekday night or whatever you are good to go. Anyway, check it out and I think you'll be pleased. Cheers...

    (5)
  • Chet M.

    Biggest sleeper Chinese restaurant in Chicago. And for all you Evergreen fans out there - let's keep it that way!

    (5)
  • Nichole M.

    I like everything here except for the appetizers. Every main course I've had has been delicious. This has been the Chinese restaurant of choice for my friends and I for the last 15 years. I love that they have a lazy susan at the big round tables for sharing purposes. :) A quick note on the appetizers: The pot stickers scare me; what is that unknown substance found inside? I also don't like the tast of the inside of their crab rangoons...yucky. Aside from that, everything is really good and they have some great, and exremely strong, alcoholic drinks!

    (4)
  • Adoley J.

    Some of the best Chinese food in the city. What I love about Evergreen is the food is always good. They have some of the best steamed dumplings I have ever had. HANDS DOWN. Seriously if you are not ordering dumplings, you're doing it wrong. I love their mongolian beef and the kung poa chicken as well. The place fills up pretty quickly during the dinner time rush. I love seeing all the families coming for dinner and the owner is really nice. Seriously go to Evergreen if you have never been.

    (4)
  • Shu L.

    My new favorite in Chi-town Chinatown. I'm usually hesitant to go to Chinese restaurants because I don't like greasy food laden with MSG. This time, a group of friends wanted to go there for New Year Eve's dinner and I have no other place to suggest. It turned out to be a wonderful surprise. All the dishes were great. Huge servings. I love the red bean-lotus seed soup as dessert. Good service, especially for a Chinese restaurant. Definitely going back again!

    (4)
  • Larry C.

    I have been coming here for years since I live in bridgeport and they make a few exceptional dishes that other restaurants in the area cannot match. Most of the younger people opt to go to chinatown square for more casual meals but this place is the place I go for authentic chinese food with the family. They are also very consistent with the quality of beef and freshness of the seafood, which I cannot say about many restaurants in the area. The peking duck is a standout dish. The duck is always crispy and succulent and it combines so well with the wrap, oyster sauce, and scallions. The egg rolls here are by far the best I've tried. They are robust and do not skimp on the pork. They are consistently crispy and have just the right amount of saltiness. Many egg rolls in chinatown are small and have too much cabbage but this one passes the test. Another favorite of mine is the NY T-Bone Steak. The meat is charred on the outside leaving the interior juicy. The meat is topped off with soy sauce and surrounded by chinese vegetables. It is better than some steak houses I've been to. For those who have an american taste, Evergreen will also satisfy your needs. The sesame chicken is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. This is much harder to do that it sounds as I have been sorely dissapointed with some other restaurants that serve this dish. The beef at Evergreen is usually of very high quality. Therefore, the spicy mongolian beef is another great dish to have here. The seafood here is equally amazing. I usually get the seafood basket with scallops and shrimp. The best part is the fried taro basket. You will have to try it if you haven't. Bring your family if you want great chinese cuisine. The chefs here are legit and know how to pay attention to taste and meat quality. Take it from a real chinese person who has been around the entire chinatown. You will not be let down.

    (5)
  • Dennis S.

    Another ordinary Chinatown alternative, with all the standard Cantonese and Schezwan choices. Only the shrimp kow stood out for me. Very tasty with a good portion of shrimp in the dish. Evergreen is clean with good service - not something you can say about every place in the neighborhood. It's not worth searching out, but I wouldn't avoid either. The lunch menu is very reasonably priced.

    (3)
  • Tricia D.

    Evergreen is all about the C's: consistent, copious, Cantonese. Service is attentive and reliable here. You can count on the quality of food to be pretty good too. My extended family comes here on something like a bimonthly basis for birthdays, graduations, holidays, and other celebrations, so the family style meal suits us well. We get like 10 dishes, and most of it shows up in a span of 6.1 minutes. Thank goodness for big lazy Susan's and lightning fast waiters that pack up our leftovers to go mid-meal. I highly recommend the peking duck wraps and lobster!

    (3)
  • John P.

    Awesome service and great food. The best Chinese Food in America Must go and eat here

    (5)
  • Melody M.

    geez...why does their Picking Duck taste so GOOD?!?!?! Steamed Oysters.....mmmmMmmmMMMmm. Potstickers is a typical dish, but it's really good. Love coming here with friends and family. With more people comes more dishes. There's great service. I always order the same Chinese stuff, so there are times when I like another person's opinion. The waiters are very helpful. I just ask to suggest something. They'll tell me what was freshly delivered. HOOK it up! I like how it's a sit in nicely put Chinese restaurant. Most Chinatown places are a bit uncomfy and dirty to eat in. But it's chill in here. I like. Thumbs up to this place.

    (5)
  • Stanley L.

    I come here and get my peking duck fix, to be honest, I haven't tried alot of their other dishes, usually I just come, get an order of peking duck which I'll get the fried rice/soup/peking duck wraps which will completely fill up the two of us. they use the traditional thin wraps instead of the buns which most of chinatown and Sun Wah in argyle are using. They cut the duck skin with just the right amount of meat and they soup they make with the bones doesn't taste like the typical chinatown msg filled house special soup. Their service is friendly in a kind of way that makes you feel like they all have known you for a long time....but actually not. writing this review makes me want to go eat again...maybe tonight.

    (5)
  • Noelle V.

    Been going here for years. Its my parents favorite Chinese restaurant and they know the menu by heart. Just make sure you speak clearly because the waiters will misinterpret what you say. For example today my parents asked for fried flounder. So when our dish came to the table we were all confused because it didn't look like fish. She said, here go "liver fog" all confused we have no idea what she said and what the dish was. Her manager had to come to our table and said, "this is salted pepper FROG!" (the waiter was trying to say river frog). Ya not what we order. What made it worse she didn't want to send it back so the waiter tried to make us eat it and tired to make us like it. Thank God the manager was there to solve our problem. The food is alright just when our order is right. It's an older restaurant; I remember this place since I was a kid. So it's dated. To the decor and the food. My mom says, "they have good customer service." Ya in your day. For people my age I suggest somewhere more hip. Unless you are with your dated parents you have no choice but go. So any one 35 and younger...don't go any one older be my guest! Enjoy the food. Hasn't changed in 20 years this is not my favorites.

    (2)
  • Minh D.

    Solid Chinese restaurant. So far everything I have eaten here over the years is tasty. However the restaurant changes chefs pretty often. Most of the time they chefs are pretty well picked and can prepare good main dishes. I usually get seafood dishes such as lobster, scallop, steamed fish, etc.

    (4)
  • Marjorie F.

    It had been a long time since I ventured to Chinatown for a meal. Some of my pals from work made plans to meet here for lunch on a lazy Sunday. The restaurant was pretty empty, but shortly after we arrived folks started trickling in. Tea was served as we looked over the menu. There was a lot to choose from - your usual Chinese fare. I asked about "smelt with spicy salt" and was shown the "Chinese menu." Huh? A different menu for Chinese customers? Hey, wait a minute... When the server realized that I had ordered from a "Chinese menu" somewhere else, he got excited and exchanged the regular menus for the Chinese menus much to the concern of my non-Asian friends. After everyone relaxed we took some chances and ordered entrees we've never had before. I don't know the official names, but the smelt with the spicy salt was good. The oxtail with some kind of Chinese BBQ sauce was tender and delicious. The beef with spicy salt was also good. I know it sounds weird, but tasty nonetheless. The rest of the food wasn't anything to write home about. The service was good and the place seemed to get more crowded as the afternoon went on. I guess we stayed long enough to see the start of the dinner crowd. I would go back although I know there are a lot of other options in the area that might be just as good if not better.

    (3)
  • Ethan T.

    So I've been going to Evergreen for a few years now, and I guess it's a decent restaurant. The best thing there I would have to say is probably the lobster coated with the salty egg. Now one thing i hate that is rampant in most chinese restaurants is the fact that they have two different menus, a western and eastern menu. Being chinese I would always get the eastern menu which includes a larger variety of more authentic foods including the lobster coated in the salty egg. Besides the lobster not much else is really worth mentioning. The restaurant itself is a pretty decent size and is pretty comfortable. The service is decent and the overall ambiance is ok. Now another thing I didn't enjoy on my last visit (it was mothers day) was the fact that the place was definitely overcrowded and undermanned. The service was worse than usual and twice my mother had to get up from the meal to make room for other customers to get out, not very good planning. But overall it's a decently priced restaurant with pretty decent portions.

    (3)
  • Mike D.

    Best Chinese restaurant in Chinatown! Unless you are looking for fruit smoothies with tapioca...

    (5)
  • vitaliy v.

    A Malaysian friend took myself and another friend here for a Chinese New Year dinner and, oh boy - Hello real Chinese Food, where have you been all my life!? We had a yummy soup, deliciously creamy Japanese tofu, a fried shrimp dish, some fish dish and a roasted chicken... thing. I don't know what I ate, as my Mandarin-speaking friend went ahead and ordered but it didn't matter - it was all SO GOOD! My favorite part was the bed of amazingly delicious Bok Choi the tofu and the fish sat on. How these people stand to have such delicious food as part of their cuisine is beyond me. Quick note: The place has 2 menus - don't order off of the "official" one - that's for us white people & tourists.

    (5)
  • Jack S.

    Oh Evergreen! From the day you opened, I knew ours was destined to be a Starcrossed Love affair... I adore this place. From its consistently excellent Cantonese style cuisine, to its warm and comfy decor, if I were banished to Yelp purgatory and forced to eat at a single restaurant for the rest of my life, I would choose this place. I am so sick and tired of 'FUSION' restaurants that try to put 'a modern spin' on traditional Chinese food. Give me the traditional Chinese food, dammit! And make it good! Evergreen Breakdown: -VERY reasonably priced, particularly their Lunch menu -Excellent Peking Duck -Beef Chow Fun makes Chewing Beef Fun again! -Great Sweet and Sour Chicken -Attentive Staff -Authentic, friendly, family oriented atmosphere completes a perfect meal! So let the bougie tourists enjoy the art show at Phoenix. When I go to Chinatown, I'm chowin' down at Evergreen!

    (5)
  • Royal A.

    A nice, quiet old-school Chinese restaurant serving up some of the best food I've had down here! Went on a busy Saturday night and it was filled with Chinese families who were celebrating birthdays, family get-togethers, etc. Great atmosphere. Definitely go for the Planter's Punch before stuffing your face with wonderful BBQ Pork or crispy chicken wings. They're serious about their drinks here. The beef was of the highest quality and Mongolian Beef is something we always get. Loved the shrimp in the taro nest (which we got to take back for a friend who couldn't join us - and it kind of disappeared on the way...). General's Chicken is an old stand-by and they prepare it the way it should be done. Service was friendly and quick. Pricing was reasonable. Tell your friends. But not too many!

    (5)
  • Lorena M.

    Last stop in Chicago, Chinatown. A risky move I was told since we had an 8 hr drive ahead of us but we faired very well and the food was good. This was at the very end of the main road in chinatown and when we walked in, it looked like a large family gathering was happening and this lured us in. We were seated and our server came right over and spoke english pretty well, which was helpful because were were going to order seperate meals when she told us about the dinner for 2 which had basically what we both wanted. Our meal came in 3 courses and went like this. First, our soups (I had hot & sour, he had egg drop,both good) then the appetizers which were crab rangoon, egg rolls & bbq ribs (2). Everything was good except the ribs were a bit tough. Next came the lemon chicken and shrimp/scallops with snow peas and water chestnuts in a white sauce. These dishes did not come with white rice unless you asked because after this course, you were brought a large plate of combination friend rice. The place was clean and families were coming in after churhc it looked like which is a good sign that a place has good standing with the neighborhood. I'd go back if I lived there.

    (4)
  • Judy C.

    There are not a lot of restaurants in Chicago's Chinatown that is consistent. Evergreen is my family's preferred choice. We always order the dinner for eight or ten, depending on how many family members show up and the dishes are always the same. Crispy chicken, steamed lobster, a whole steamed fish, stir fried calamari, Mongolian beef, beef chow mein, seafood chow fun and a few vegetable stir fry dishes that rotate each visit. Eight out of ten visits, the food is good. Fresh, seasoned well and hot. You will get those times when they are busy (ie., a banquet or a Saturday night in the summer) and the food will be either over or under cooked. My father in law, who I often describe as a grumpy old man who complains about the food at every restaurant complains the least at Evergreen. So, I guess that kind of sums it up. Worth a trip. Best time to visit is for lunch on a Sunday when everyone else is having dim sum elsewhere.

    (3)
  • Patsy D.

    I've been going to this restaurant for years and years. Are there places that make this dish or that dish better? Yes, of course. But for our Peking Duck Pilgramage, there is no better place. Very good service and a mix of customers makes it an enjoyable afternoon or everning for all.

    (4)
  • Mark M.

    My favorite Chinese restaurant in Chicago and I have been allot of places. We go there once a month and on special occasions. Always friendly service, allof of fresh good tasting food at reasonable prices. Never been disappointed and always leave with a smile and a very full tummy.....order off the Chinese menu for the best dishes, if you can read the wait staff will translate...bon appetite!

    (5)
  • kat c.

    We happen to stumble upon this hidden decent restaurant after the Chinatown Parade. They have a pretty good family size deals and we were able to take home left overs after wards. Service was typical as any other Asian restaurant, mediocre. However, since I am not a big fan of Chinese it's not a place I would trek the train to satiate my appetite for this type of cuisine.

    (3)
  • Sandy S.

    This is a family style Chinese restaurant with no-nonsense decor and I have been a repeat customer for over 10 years.. If you go thinking you will have a great meal ordering individual dinners, think again- FAMILY STYLE. Stick to what they do best- regional seasonal specialties and stay away from the Chinese food for US tastes menu (empress chicken, etc). Talk to the waiters and tell them what you want to eat- seafood? veggies? etc... and they will oblige and bring you what is best and fresh. For those looknig for fast food- this is not a carry out/delivery sort of place.

    (4)
  • Donna G.

    Good place to bring non-Chinese people, kids, groups, etc. Not too greasy, not too salty, not too dirty, and they have decent service. Plus, as an added bonus, your feet don't stick to the floor; what a pleasant surprise!

    (4)
  • Jacques M.

    I visited Evergreen today just prior to the Chinese New Year Parade. The atmosphere is pretty standard for a Chinese Restaurant. I Ordered Chicken, Shrimp, and Veggies covered in curry sauce. The meal was well prepared, had a good deal of flavor and was just spicy enough. The Wanton soup was excellent also with hearty chunks of meat. I think I got the best dish of my party though. My wife ordered a noodle dish that was so-so and my friends were content but not overly impressed with their food. However, I was very impressed with the attentiveness of the server. The place was packed and our waitress still managed to be very attentive (No empty water glasses here). The only con was that they brought the dishes out one at a time and there were a few minutes in between dishes. I think she was bringing them out as soon as kitchen finished, instead of waiting for the entire parties to be ready. I felt a little guilty about having to start eating before everyone was served, but it beats eating it cold I suppose. I'd eat here again if I was in China Town, but I'm probably not going to make a special trip. I also wanted to take a moment and sort of give my take on Chinatown as a whole (not the restaurant itself). If you're a tourist don't view Chinatown as a "Must See" there really isn't much there. A few semi run down blocks of trinket stores (filled with stuff you could find at most flea markets) and some decent (not to be confused with world class) restaurants. If you only have a few days in the city your time could be better spent elsewhere.

    (3)
  • Rachel L.

    I love this place. My family and I were referred here by a Chinese co-worker. There's always a good mix of Chinese and non-Chinese customers. They make a delicious crispy skin chicken dish, and if you're there are Chinese new Year's, there's a great red bean soup to order.

    (5)
  • Harish N.

    Ask for the green menu(with real Chinese food). Had the Gold Dust Crab. Real crab for once. Was good!

    (4)
  • Char Y.

    Another average Cantonese restaurant. I came here for dinners & wedding, and i thought the food quality is actually better than Furama in case of the wedding (mass produced food).

    (3)
  • Adam W.

    We have been coming here for years and have historically loved it . . . however, lately it seems they have a new chef or have changed something in the kitchen because both the entree that I always order (General Tso) and the entree my wife always orders (Kung Pao) are both now suddenly, and regularly, inedibly hot. This happened three visits in a row so last time I took to trying to explain it to the person on the phone. There was a bit of a language barrier, and we both ended up with totally not at all spicy dishes, which was no good either. We want it spicy, just not inedible.

    (4)
  • B B.

    The restaurant was pretty empty when my group got there. We were seated and ordered right away. Then another group came in about 10 minutes after us and they were seated, given nice cloth napkins, and water right away. We had just regular napkins and we had to ask for water four times and waited for another ten minutes before they brought our water to us. By the time we got our food, the other table that came in after us already had all their food and their drinks. The food was okay, but it wasn't great. We ordered the dinner for five, so I guess that's why they only gave us five glasses of water and five fortune cookies, even though there were six of us. Honestly, I didn't see why we couldn't get another glass of water. There were two menus and one was all in Chinese. We couldn't possibly read it so we had to make the waitress read it to us. I didn't really like that as it made it so difficult for us to order and it wasted the waitress's time.

    (2)
  • Mike T.

    The last few times going to Evergreen, we were going after funerals, which is not very memorable. However, we recently went to Evergreen for a baby party, under happier conditions. The food we got was banquet style, so 10+ courses with a variety of food. The appetizer of jellyfish, 5 spice beef, roast pork, etc was good, a meal in itself. The seafood bird's nest, crispy skin chicken, veggies, etc. etc. were all pretty solid. Of course the shark fin soup was one of my favorites and I had to have 3 bowls of it. I had way too many pieces of lobster as well. By the time we made it to the fried rice and noodles, I was way too full. We were short a few people at our table so we had too much extra food to take home but I was ready to explode.

    (4)
  • Jon C.

    Pleasantly surprised. Great food and huge portions and not too expensive. Drinks are strong and the decor actually makes you feel like you are in Chinatown. First Chinese joint that I've ever seen use jalapenos in a dish making them a little more eccentric.

    (4)
  • Bonnie F.

    If you are in China Town looking for a good place to sit, and dine in this is the place to be. I gave Evergreen 3 stars because I was looking to try something new. I asked our waitress about a particular item and her English wasn't that great so I had to order your typical Mongolian Beef. Ive been to alot of Chinese restaurant and have ordered this dish many times so it takes alot to impress me. Was hoping to try something new in the heart of China Town.

    (3)
  • Stephanie H.

    Mmmmmm, lemon chicken. I enjoyed my meal here. Nothing really stood out one way or another, but it was really good food. The service was attentive, as well. A-OK is about right!

    (3)
  • Michelle L.

    I frequent Chinatown a lot and I love eating here! The waiters are nice and attentive. There's a bar, although I've don't usually order from there. I love their fried oysters! It was fresh and delish! Will continue to go back as I always have!

    (4)
  • Joslyn W.

    By far some of the best chinese food that I have tasted in a long time. The food was fresh and hot when it was delivered to my house. And it was delivered on time, which is a plus for me. The delivery man was so sweet & nice.

    (5)
  • Madelyn H.

    chinese is not my favorite kind of food, asian or otherwise, but i really liked the food at evergreen. i went for a rehearsal dinner so the awesome part about it was that i got to try a ton of dishes. and the hosts were chinese so they new not to order general tsao's chicken or chow mein. we had a super-flavorful roast chicken and duck, some delicious tofu dishes, one of which involved egg. i loved the pan-fried wide noodles - i'm sure that's not the technical term - but if you've had them you'll know what i'm talking about. loved the walnut shrimp. even the soup and side veggies were great. i kind of want to go back right now in talking about all this food. my only problem with chinese restaurants now is that they never satisfy my sweet tooth. why don't they love dessert as much as i do?

    (4)
  • shirley m.

    My sister chose this restaurant for her birthday dinner-we were NOT disappointed. Ordered the Dinner for 8 off the chinese menu, the waitress was kind enough to translate the menu and made suggestions for substitutions. Pigeon, steamed sole fish, honey pork chop, pea pod tips, black pepper ribs, fish fillet over greens, salt pepper shrimp and the FAMOUS golden dusted dungeness crab (sighhhh). Excellent flavor and really attentive service, they overheard us saying we were celebrating a bday and offered to plate the dessert we brought too! Just under $150 including a generous tip.

    (4)
  • Jacquelyn G.

    We recently ordered from here (for delivery) based on a recommendation from a friend. We're not friends anymore. Kidding... but my husband and I were pretty disappointed with the quality. We'd been craving good Chinese (for delivery, of course) and I was pretty excited after perusing the menu. We waited about an hour for our food delivery which they told us up front. We were both starving and would've loved for it to have arrived faster, but we dealt. The grease on the outside of the containers should've given me an idea of what to expect before opening them. We ordered crab rangoon, egg rolls, kung pao chicken and empress chicken. Sadly, the best part was the crab rangoon. The egg rolls were okay but they tasted different than what I'm used to, almost too rich which isn't usually how I'd describe an egg roll. My husband's kung pao chicken was much better than my empress chicken, but that's not saying much. My chicken was breaded and deep-fried which I hadn't anticipated, and maybe that's my fault for not having a good grasp on what exactly empress chicken is. I did appreciate that they at least packaged the chicken separately from the broccoli and sauce so it wouldn't get soggy. But still, it just wasn't good. It didn't have much flavor except for spice, and while I love spicy food, I also like a little flavor.

    (2)
  • Bill M.

    This is my favorite Chinese restaurant for dinner if you have a large group to please. It is at the southern end of Wentworth, one of the main drags in Chinatown. The place is always crowded, almost as packed as the fish inside the showcase aquarium. With a large gathering you can order a bunch of dishes and spin the lazy susan around, and there are menu specials where you can get a complete meal with a starter soup and a dessert soup along with several entrees and rice. The dessert soup is a bit bizarre, served warm with sweet red beans and a slimy texture that takes getting used to. I am an adventurous diner, but I'd rather get a plate of sliced oranges for the final course. This is my minor quibble, as the range of dishes is delicious. Try the sizzling beef, chow mein, and numerous seafood dishes.

    (5)
  • Janet L.

    Let me preface this by saying that you should come to this restaurant with at least one Chinese speaker (preferably Cantonese) who knows their food. That being said, I have to say that Evergreen has pretty good food at reasonable prices, and I'd definitely come back here again. I'm a temporarily displaced Southern Californian who has been spoiled by the best Chinese food you can find in the country, so I'm pretty picky about my Chinese food, and Evergreen met my standards. When my parents (who are from Hong Kong) came to help me move in, they had found out about Evergreen and we ate dinner there together. How did two Southern Californians hailing from Hong Kong find out about a Chinese restaurant in Chicago? Beats me. Anyway, they had decent food, so I went back with my friends for my birthday dinner recently. The verdict from my non-Cantonese friends: yum. It's all about ordering the right dishes. Our waiter definitely tried to suggest the Americanized "fried crabcakes" or "sweet and sour pork" dishes to me, but I just ordered dishes that my family enjoys. Bottom line: Good food at good prices, and come with someone who is Chinese.

    (4)
  • david n.

    This used to be one of our favorite restaurants in Chinatown until we got food poisoning here. Granted, it was carryout and on a Sunday afternoon but that's no excuse for it. I contacted the manager a few days later to let them know and her response was "Are you sure it was from our place?" I didn't want anything, I just wanted to let them know so it wouldn't happen to anyone else. The call was really weird and she still was not convinced that it was them that caused it. Well, never again. It happened 10 months ago and I haven't looked back. There's too many choices in Chinatown, so I'll move on.

    (1)
  • Killer B.

    NEVERGreen, as my friend calls it. We order the combination appetizer for the simple fact that my dinner companion has an itch for some shrimp toast. The platter comes sans shrimp toast. The waitress later tells us she gave us fried shrimp instead, because they were out. "Oh hi. I forgot my credit card. Guess I'll just give you this used bit of tissue instead." I recommend the Chef's Special Six Happiness to Hindus looking for a fun night out of fasting. Six Sadness. Here's what I liked about NEVERGreen. Someone has taken the time to tag the head of King Friday in the Men's Restroom stall. And good thing too. Because when you go to the bathroom afterwards you have something fun and nostalgic with you when you try to exponge yourself of the food from either end. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up on the plastic chandaliers circa 1985. I'll go back again for Miami Vice theme night.

    (1)
  • Jesse B.

    sizzling schezuan six happinessssss fortune cookies like: "You have a secret rival." I'm watching my back.

    (3)
  • Mike K.

    A good place to bring a large group of people...they serve big portions and have lots of room. The servers arent necessarily superstar material, if not customer friendly. The food was good, I had General Tso's chicken without the peppers and friend rice with chicken - something I had to pay extra for instead of replacing the free white rice they usually give out. Ugh.The Crab Rangoon sucked and they never asked us if we wanted anything to drink...except water, which they brought out at the beginning and just never seemed to get back to. I could see if they were busy, but nope, no excuse, no crowd. All I kept thinking while I waited for my water to refill is i hope Godzilla makes this stop number one on his rampage through Chinatown.

    (2)
  • Morris F.

    I've enjoyed Evergreen numerous times, most recently on the eve of Chinese New Year, when they were busier than I have ever seen them. Things were a little chaotic and service was slower than usual, but the quantity and quality of the food, as usual were just fine. We find the 'family dinners' to be especially good value because of the variety of dishes they offer at prices from around $13 to around $17 per person. We love their reasonably-priced cocktails. I don't think anybody would call this "gourmet" Chinese food, but it is tasty and plentiful. A "family dinner" for 4 will easily serve 5, or leave enough leftovers for somebody's lunch the next day. Service can seem a little haphazard, but this is not a big problem. Four stars instead of three because of the reasonable prices. Parking can be difficult, especially in winter, but there is a ramp nearby.

    (4)
  • J T.

    Visited on 9/4/10 with five others. Went with the family style meal for six, but added a seventh veg dish. Since it was not crowded, the food starting coming out pretty quick. Some of the dishes which were fair were the salted shrimp dish, spicy tofu, sweet/sour pork chops,. Filet fish w/vegs, dungeness crab with ginger/scallions were so so. Our last dish took about 30 minutes after all the other dishes had already came out. Don't recall seeing our waitress for a long period time also. After we waved her down, she finally brought out the tasteless chicken dish, which was also cold. The best part of the meal was probably the complimentary tapioca dessert given at the end of the meal. Another thing, If you ask for extra bowls of rice, they'll charge you!!!. That is very rare at a chinese restaurant. Normally, only the high end restaurants would do that..

    (2)
  • Joe S.

    Get a good head start on the night with a few of their inexpensive but all powerful tropical drinks and some dinner.

    (4)
  • Erin L.

    Ordered from here on a friday night. We ordered online through grubhub.com . It was ready a couple minutes after the scheduled time, don't mind the wait. My boyfriend said that they had the best general tsao's chicken he's ever had. Crab rangoon were good, potstickers were good and the chicken fried rice was great. I will definitely be taking the trip to china town for the amazing food. Go, experience it for yourself!!

    (5)
  • Linh L.

    IF you're willing to eat A LOT go here. It's pretty good, but expect to spend a lot. Last time I went, I went with 5 people all together. Their regular Chinese isn't impressive but their crab claws and duck rolls are delicious.

    (4)
  • Allan C.

    Face it. In most Chinese restaurants, you'll run into a rather impatient person who doesn't speak English very well and won't understand half the questions you ask. The very best thing to do is to bring someone who speaks the dialect (usually Cantonese, but Mandarin works). All in all, when going to a Chinese place... be prepared for rude people (refer to the Chinese lady's quote from the Noodles Cafe in St. Louis review), especially if the place is busy. Not only will people be impatient, but some Asian waiters have the opinion that you don't know better (a prejudice probably born from the fact that a lot of non-asian people from back in the day of the 80's would just order General Tsao's or chop Suey... ). Either way... it's something that people will just have to deal with whenever they go to a Chinese place that they've never been to. Now for something about the actual restaurant itself! The service was rude, but in the blunt Aunt sort of way. We had a total of 15 people that we wanted to fit at ONE table, so we eventually got everyone to sit in smaller seats around a bigger tabletop that they had to roll out. They were obviously impatient with us, and "rude," (GET UP! UP UP! CHANGE SEAT!) but they got the job done. All of the dishes that we had were extremely well done. Once we finally got the ball rolling, the service went smoothly. I think one of the benefits of having a large group is that when ordering so many dishes, you get the attention of whoever's bringing in the dish for whatever requests (soft drinks... extra forks... etc...). Although many of the dishes that we had weren't the best that I've ever had, they were dishes that I haven't seen in many of the places that I frequent. Some dishes that deserve extra mentioning are the Shrimp stuffed tofu, crispy chicken, and taro tapioca dessert. The tofu, which is really a shrimp on top of Japanese style tofu, coated, and deep fried "jiao yian" style. Usually, these things are big things of tofu with some sweet/salty brown sauce, but these were bite sized morsels that were seasoned nicely with a crisp, somewhat elastic texture with a soft warm goodness inside. If that made no sense, obviously you're going to have to try some to get what I'm saying. The crispy chicken is a chicken that is... a crispy chicken! It's fried whole and is served with some five spice salt. It tastes delicious. The taro tapioca dessert is something that you usually only find in the nicer Chinese places. It's warm pudding-like dessert with tapioca and chunks of taro in it. It is a must try. This was the best Chinese restaurant experience that I've had in a long long time. Of course, one may find the service a bit on the rude side, but this is something that I've grown accustomed to and it's more of a culture thing than anything else. Regardless, this place is a must try, if you're looking for another Chinese place to become a regular at, especially if you're thinking of dragging 15 people to a dinner out. Things I've Tried: Beef and Chinese Broccoli Salt and Pepper Beef Sweet and sour pork - well made and tasty, but nothing special. Salt and Pepper shrimp - tasty fried shrimp. Do Miao - The non pea part of the pea plant :P Very tasty. Salt and Pepper cuttle fish - Fried and tasty and extremely tender. I was all over this like a fat kid on cake. Crispy Chicken - Even the breast meat was juicy and tender :) Some Lobster Dish - the lobster itself was fresh and meaty, but I never liked the way lobster is prepared in Chinese dishes in general. Just give me a steamer and some lemon. Shrimp stuffed fried tofu - You won't find this dish done as well as the one here Taro tapioca dessert - My favorite dessert at Chinese restaurants. This wasn't the best version ever, but it was still really tasty.

    (5)
  • Rachel H.

    I came here when Joy Yee closed early randomly one day so I can appreciate Evergreen's being open late. I agree with everyone that this place would be best for a large group, though there were only two of us. Our dishes were good and very generously sized. Nothing too stand out, but still good. The real highlight for my companion was a pina colada with Midori in it. It turned him onto a sick, sick Midori obsession that he is still unable to shake.

    (3)
  • Tommy A.

    I need to start by saying in fairness, this review is incomplete, I need to go back with a more experimental crew and try stuff off that green "authentic" menu. I'll also say that based on my experience just the one time, it's probably 4.5 based on what we had. Need to bump up to the full 5 to help the average based on some of the completely idiotic reviews some people have of this place....... My experience, 3 of us got the dinner for 3. This includes; egg drop soup, egg rolls, crab rangoon, 3 bbq ribs, fried shrimp, combination fried rice, Lemon Chicken, Kung Pao Beef, and Shrimp and Scallops in water chestnuts and peapods. As for the starters, the egg rolls were solid, everything else was decent with the exception of the crab rangoons, this wasn't that good. As for entrees, first off, huge portions, in fact, this dinner for 3 easily would of fed 4 people, maybe even 5 or 6. As for the taste, only one mediocre one, the lemon chicken. It wasn't necessarily bad, but the lemon flavor tasted a bit like the inside of a lemon meringue pie, which everyone agreed was a bit too sweet. Then there was the fried rice, and shrimp and scallop dish, both very solid. Maybe a tad short of great, but very solid. The Kung Pao Beef on the other hand was great. A great deal of spicy hot, but not too much to make it difficult to eat (well maybe if you got overly involved with the red peppers and/or seeds). The freshness of this dish also popped, especially with the peanuts. I would not call it an exaggeration to call it far and away the best Kung Pao I've ever had. So all in all we were happy and overly full. We got a good meal at about $22 a person with tax and tip.................................. I want to add 2 things to this review. My girlfriend doesn't like to experiment with food decisions as much as I do. This review is incomplete because they have an entire menu of dishes I did not try one of. I would like to go back there after I research some more traditional Chinese dishes (the seafood ones looked especially interesting), and try them. I will also not order a set item like the dinner for 3 and pick and choose off both menus....................Finally I'd like to address the people who had problems with the service and only gave it one star. This place is quite a bit authentic, and I know we're in America, but there are some cultural differences that I believe play a factor. The rest of the world is not so obnoxious and demanding as Americans, maybe that's why they aren't as attentive. To me they were a bit aloof, but got the job done. I personally have never been to China, but have talked to many who have. Ask them what service is like in a common restaurant (not some high class place business people go to). This place does fine, and saying they have great food but they get one star cause of service is completely shortsighted. So unless you're an asswipe about service, go to Evergreen, cool place!

    (5)
  • Lyndsay G.

    Last weekend was my first trip to Chinatown and I have lived in Chicago my whole life. Sad, I know, but my girlfriend took me FINALLY. Evergreen is a place her and her family go. Now, I am not one for Chinese food, but this was damn good. We went around 530 so it was fairly empty. Walking in, you see a small bar on the left and large banquet hall. For a place in Chinatown, I thought the prices were in Yen, but, no. I was wrong, it was just expensive. We got orange chicken, some other chicken dish and chicken and rice (we like chicken). My only vice was the service: not good at all. You'd think with a place that wasn't full, we would be waited on, but all the waiters were sitting at a back table talking in Chinese. I was like "uh.. sweet? Can I get some water?" But, if you want some time to kill, its worth the wait. Plus, I would have never seen the Chinese Walgreen's down the street.

    (3)
  • Nikki L.

    I feel like I've grown up knowing Evergreen as a place to go when there's a special occasion. I remember being 3 years old running around that restaurant, looking at the lobster/crab tank and ordering virgin pina coladas. I never payed much attention to the quality of food or service until recently. It was my dad's...birthday and he had a party of 40 people on a Saturday night. The tables were setup efficiently and the food came out in a timely manner. My only complaint is their service! HORRIBLE would be an understatement. The servers were rude, they hovered over the table leaning right into your personal space and splashed water every time glasses were filled. Since we had bottles of wine on each table, you'd think they would open the bottles or put the whites on ice, but that'd be out of the question. Luckily, I had a wine key on me (I'm a bartender, not an alki) so I went around to each table and opened bottles. The manager came to my table and tried to take away my wine key, claiming it was theirs, when I told her repeatedly it wasn't, she took it away anyway. It was my dad's birthday so I didn't want to cause a scene but I was pretty annoyed. She came back 5 minutes later to apologize and gave it back, it wasn't theirs. DUH. The food was just OK, nothing great, nothing bad. I am not planning on going back here anytime soon and I am not recommending this place to anyone. Sorry Evergreen, the tradition has stopped.

    (2)
  • Greg S.

    Fantastic experience, " a field trip' for kids, went with native and had food ordered by our host: excellent presentation, revised our perception of "Chinese food". Go for sure.

    (4)
  • Roger B.

    The food here is fair at best, and some of it is mediocre or worse. Not only that, but on a recent visit they did not have several items listed on their menu. Our party was told that they weren't serving dumplings because the dumplings were still frozen! The lemon chicken was nothing special at all -- I've had much better in much smaller cities. And why did the lemon chicken have lots of pineapple chunks and not much lemon? But worst of all was the service -- the waiter was borderline argumentative. And when the oldest member of our party was served a dish he DID NOT order, the waiter essentially told him to be happy with what he got! Not a good experience.

    (1)
  • Claudia A.

    Vegetarians stay away! I went with a group of 12 people and some of us were vegetarians, a friend called the restaurant and asked them if they had vegetarian options. The hostes said yes, that's why we went. It turned out that they thought that chicken broth was vegetarian, so was fish sauce. They couldn't even assure us if the oil was vegetarian. There was literally not a single option that was vegetarian. One of my friends ended up leaving. When I talked to the hostess, she didn't seem to care and she didn't do anything about it. I had to work with the waiter, who was rude by the way, and told him to get me some steamed vegetables and tofu with sweet and sour sauce. When I got my plate, it didn't have sweet and sour souce, instead, there was a white sauce with no flavour whatsoever. The tea was good.

    (1)
  • Jennifer S.

    4.5 ok, so, i've tried mandarin/taiwanese/cantonese style food, but what is szechuan? due to my own personal curiousity, i had to make myself try something new. prices are relatively average, like any chinese neighboring places. i ordered their fried rice (combo) : it's not on the menu, it's their hidden menu which consists of bbq pork, beef and shrimp and it was no good. i give this a 3. just normal fried riced.. and jeebus! for $8, this was huuuuuuuuuge... i'll prolly post a pic or two when i have time to upload. BUT, their BEAN CURD DISH, O WOW! THIS WAS SOO GOOD... BUT THEY WERE BEING CHEAP WITH THEIR PORTIONS, AND LEFT DISAPPOINTED. IF ONLY THERE WAS A LIL BIT MORE... JUST A LIL BIT... A TEENY BIT ... MY FAVE: #602. BEAN CURD & CHINESE VEGGIES FOR $8.

    (4)
  • Debbie E.

    Went there for Father's Day with the family and plan never to go there again! This restaurant has been in Chinatown for years. The sad part is, the food is pretty good .... if they ever bring it to you! Granted it was Father's Day and extremely busy, but there is absolutely no excuse for what we experienced. First, they just packed people in wherever they could fit them! It was so crowded that the help couldn't get around the tables, let alone patrons. In hindsight, we should have left. If there was a fire, it would have been a very dangerous situation - it was that overcrowded! Once we were actually able to get the attention of our waiter and started ordering, he said at least 3 of the dishes we ordered were not available. How aggravating is that? It was only 6:30pm! We did end up ordering 8 dishes. We got one dish and some rice and then waited at least 20 mins. before the next dish came out. Long story short, 2 hours into it we had only gotten 4 dishes! Finally, we got so frustrated that we asked them to cancel the rest of the order and give us the check. Even that took 20 mins. Back to the overcrowding issue ..... the table next to us opened up and it was a round table that usually seats 8-10 people. This rude woman came in and just had to cram 16-20 people into it! They banged their chairs into our chairs trying to make us move in. It was a ridiculous situation. Worse yet, one of the waitresses was trying to help them accomplish this rather than telling them to stop! The food is not good enough to put up with this kind of treatment and there are so many other restaurants in Chinatown to chose from.

    (1)
  • r j.

    Solid authentic Chinese food. Also there is a "americanized" Chinese menu as well. Service is fair.

    (3)
  • Jessica C.

    I like it here. :) Food is authentic and the prices are very reasonable...it gets pretty busy on the weekends.

    (4)
  • Dave K.

    Went to Evergreen on the Sat. before Chinese New Year. Bad Idea. We got there and the place was packed. But, it was packed with locals. As my mother-in-law says, "They must know something." Indelicate, but probably true. There were a lot of families enjoying some of the most interesting food I have ever seen in a Chinese restaurant. I,m glad we stayed. The food was wonderful. There are many of the traditional Chinese dishes. But there are a ton of more interesting things that I need to go back and try. The flavors are full and fresh. You can order dishes that are chewy, crispy, spicy, tangy, salty, mellow, hot and chilled. My daughter and I are going to try the jellyfish. (It's about time I got back at those little buggers.) I would recommend this to anyone, families and couples. I still love going to Chinatown. It brings back memories of my childhood when we used to go once a month. It's still a great place to explore.

    (4)
  • John F.

    Do not even think of going here unless you bring a Cantonese speaker. The Chinese menu is authentically Cantonese and much cheaper than the English one. One item on both is the Crispy Chicken, which is a nice change from stir fry and a traditional wedding banquet dish. n general all is very well prepared and very tasty.

    (4)
  • PJ K.

    Not sure what the appeal is, frankly. My lunch was cheap but bland, bland, bland, and the service was lackadasical almost to the point of non-existence. In a neighborhood with few other Chinese options, maybe this place ends up looking a little better, but not here, where you can throw a rock and hit a nice lunch.

    (2)
  • Vinny The Vacuum S.

    I've been eating here since I was a kid thanks to my parents, who are loyal only to this Chinatown restaurant because they love the food here. That said, the fact that I am giving this place only 3 stars says something - that there is a world of better Chinese food out there, probably next door or down the street. I do stand by one opinion - Evergreen has the best egg rolls in Chicago; no one even comes close. The food is another story. My go-to Chinese dish is General Tso's Chicken over Lo Mien. For the past 25 years I thought Evergreen was THE place for my meal. However, one night we were turned away from Evergreen because some party had bought out the restaurant for their event. So we went next door to House of Fortune and gave it a try. The egg rolls were inferior to Evergreen but their General's Chicken blew Evergreen away. This was my epiphany because we started trying other places in Chinatown instead of automatically going to Evergreen. Bottom line is there are better places to eat in Chinatown but they'll never beat Evergreen's egg rolls.

    (3)
  • Dee W.

    Great group location - the prices have definately gone up since I was a kid (either that or I'm paying for my food now and not my parents). THeir tofu is fantastic here.

    (3)
  • Michelle W.

    A great place to go for authentic Chinese food. Not the type you have delivered on a late Saturday night while watching Jerry Maguire on TBS, but the kind you make plans for with all of your pals to actually have. The family style makes great for larger groups who want a little bit of everything.

    (4)
  • Liliana S.

    Great chinese food. Its located off the beaten path of "Chinatown" but definitely worth the extra time driving...Great choice for dinner and/or lunch.

    (4)
  • vicky y.

    one of the more expensive family-style restaurants in chinatown, entrees priced ~$3-4 above average. but, they make THE best stuffed, flashed-fried tofu. i'd suggest staying away from their cocktails though. the hostess, whom is also the acting bartender, did a pretty awful job with my bloody mary.

    (2)
  • Jennifer V.

    Evergreen was one of my favorite restaurants when I was younger, but when I went there recently, I found that there's a new owner and the food is just not as good as it used to be. It is a good location for dinner parties however. There are dinner sets you can choose and it ends up averaging to about $10 a person. The set options include a lot of seafood dishes, including my favorite spicy salty shrimp.

    (2)
  • Stephanie M.

    Evergreen is great for big parties....like huge family gatherings of 30 people. It's spacious and nicely decorated. The authentic chinese food is very good here.

    (4)

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Opening Hours

  • Mon :11:30 am - 11

Specialities

  • Takes Reservations : Yes
    Delivery : Yes
    Take-out : Yes
    Accepts Credit Cards : Yes
    Good For : Dinner
    Parking : Street
    Bike Parking : Yes
    Wheelchair Accessible : Yes
    Good for Kids : Yes
    Good for Groups : Yes
    Attire : Casual
    Ambience : Casual
    Noise Level : Average
    Alcohol : Full Bar
    Outdoor Seating : No
    Wi-Fi : No
    Has TV : Yes
    Waiter Service : Yes
    Caters : Yes

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Chinese Cuisine

The popularity of Chinese food in America can be adjudicated by the appearance of China Town in many major cities in the United State of America. The popular trend of ordering or opting for Chinese take away food isn't unknown in America. Chinese take away food comes to rescue when you're too tired from work or too exhausted to cook. No one can resist the temptation of eating spicy noodles, shrimp, chicken, beef or pork cooked in the sweet and spicy sauce. The cooking method of authentic Chinese food is a lot different compared to what is served in America.

Generally, Chinese use dark meat small bones and organs to cook dishes but this changes when you are eating American-Chinese fusion food prepared using white boneless meat cooked with broccoli, carrots and onions. Back in China, the food is less spicy and oily as they favor steaming and braising method for cooking the most popular dishes. So, if you have a taste for authentic Chinese food, then try finding a real Chinese restaurant in the city. You can also try the most popular fusion Chinese food like Pecking Duck, Chicken Feet, Hot Pot, Shrimp Dumpling Soup, Mapo Tofu, Wontons, Chop Suey, Egg Rolls and not to forget Fortune Cookies.

There are not many restaurants in America serving authentic Chinese food. A little research on Restaurant Listings directory can help you locate the best Chinese restaurants in the city. Chinese cuisine is continuously evolving, and you can find a variety of dishes categorized as the food for lactose intolerant, gluten intolerant, vegan, vegetarian, and diabetic friendly. So, if you have a group of friends with different taste patterns, save the hassle and visit the nearest Chinese restaurant in your city.

Evergreen Restaurant

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